Europe 1866: End of the German Confederation

Prussia responded swiftly to the German Federal Diet’s vote for mobilization, declaring the German Confederation at an end and occupying Austria’s northern allies. Meanwhile Italy joined the war against Austria and launched an invasion of Venitia, only to be beaten back at Custoza just days later.

Main Events

14 Jun 1866 Prussia declares the German Confederation at an end

Prussia declares the German Confederation at an endin wikipedia

15-16 Jun 1866 Prussia invades Kingdom of Saxony, Kingdom of Hanover, and Electorate of Hesse

Prussia invades Kingdom of Saxony, Kingdom of Hanover, and Electorate of Hessein wikipedia

20 Jun 1866 Italy declares war on Austria

Italy declares war on Austriain wikipedia

24 Jun 1866 Austria defeats Italy at Custoza

Austria defeats Italy at Custozain wikipedia