Europe 1864: Second Schleswig War

The two most powerful German states were Austria and Prussia. After the German occupation of Holstein, they demanded that Denmark relinquish Schleswig. When the Danes refused to back down, the Austrians and Prussians invaded. By October Denmark had been overrun and forced to come to terms.

Main Events

1 Feb 1864 Austrian and Prussia troops enter Schleswig, marking beginning of Second Schleswig War

Austrian and Prussia troops enter Schleswig, marking beginning of Second Schleswig Warin wikipedia

29 Mar 1864 Great Britain cedes Ionian Islands to Greece

Great Britain cedes Ionian Islands to Greecein wikipedia

15 Sep 1864 In September Convention with France, Italy renounces claim to Rome and Florence becomes Italian capital

In September Convention with France, Italy renounces claim to Rome and Florence becomes Italian capitalin wikipedia

30 Oct 1864 At Treaty of Vienna, Denmark agrees to cede Schleswig-Holstein to Austria and Prussia

At Treaty of Vienna, Denmark agrees to cede Schleswig-Holstein to Austria and Prussiain wikipedia