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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Solferino
Fought in 1859, the Battle of Solferino was the greatest land battle since the Battle of Austerlitz during the Napoleonic War sixty years before.
During the Battle of Solferino, as the armies along the Italian sector advanced and retreated repeatedly across the field, the wounded and dying were shot and bayoneted by both sides.
The Battle of Solferino (24 June 1859) was the decisive episode in the struggle for Italian unification.
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 Battle of Solférino Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The battle of Solférino was fought on June 21, 1859 and resulted the victory of French under Louis-Napoleon against Austrians under King François-Joseph.
The battle was a particularly gruelling one, lasting over nine hours and resulting in over 40,000 casualties and 6,000 deaths.
Henri Dunant, who witnessed the battle in person, was motivated by the horrific suffering of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield to begin a campaign that would eventually result in the Geneva Conventions.
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 Battle of Solferino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Solferino was a decisive engagement in the Austro-Sardinian War or Second Independence War, a crucial step in the Italian Risorgimento.
The battle was a particularly gruelling one, lasting over nine hours and resulting in over 3,000 Austrian troops killed with 10,807 wounded and 8,638 missing or captured.
Jean-Henri Dunant, who witnessed the battle in person, was motivated by the horrific suffering of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield to begin a campaign that would eventually result in the Geneva Conventions and the establishment of the International Red Cross.
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The Battle of Solferino on 24th June 1859 was the decisive event in the struggle for Italian unification - and in the genesis of the Red Cross.
he Battle of Solferino is well known to all in the Movement as Henry Dunant's defining experience leading to the adoption of the first Geneva Convention and the formation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
It was also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, from the participation of Napoleon III of France and his ally Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later king of a united Italy), who joined forces against the young Franz Josef of Austria.
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 Austria France Italian Independence War 1859
Battle of Solferino, (June 24, 1859), last engagement of the second War of Italian Independence.
The fact that at the victorious Battle of Solferino in June 1859 he had been in command convinced him of his military genius.
Sixteen days after the bloody Battle of Solferino, the preliminary peace was signed at Villafranca 10 miles (16 kilometres) southwest of Verona in northeastern Italy.
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Solferino, then like most of Italian towns, was pillaged during the barbarian invasions.
After the Middle Ages and the period of municipalities, Solferino was ruled by the Gonzaga family; under Orazio (1547-1587) the castle was rebuilt, and under Cristierno (1580-1630) the stronghold was restored.
After the fall of the Gonzaga dynasty, Solferino was directly involved in the battle of Castiglione (1796); the same two armies were opposed that 63 years later gave rise to the battle of Solferino (a crucial event, along with the battle of San Martino, in the II war of independence).
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Magenta
Marie Edme Patrice Maurice de MacMahon (1808-1893) was created Duke of Magenta for his role in this battle, and later served as President of the French Republic.
The Battle of Magenta was fought on June 4, 1859 during the Franco-Piedmontese war against Austria, resulting in a French victory under Louis-Napoleon against the Austrians under General Gyulai.
The Battle of Magenta was fought on June 4, 1859 during the Franco-Piedmontese war against Austria, resulting in a French victory under Louis-Napoleon against the Austria ns under General Gyulai.
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 Philip Kearny and the Battle of Solferino
In the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino, a total of 40,000 French, Austrian, Italian casualties littered the countryside.
From the horrors of this battle the International Red Cross would be born, founded in 1864 by Swiss businessman (Jean) Henri Dunant, eyewitness to the slaughter.
The village of Solferino is situated south of Lake Garda between Milan and Verona in northern Italy.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Battle of Solferino
Solferino, Battle of, major engagement in the second Italian war for independence, fought on June 24, 1859.
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 Battle of Solferino --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The battle of Solferino was fought in 1859 during the Italian war for independence.
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 Battle of Solferino --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
After its defeat at the Battle of Magenta, the Austrian army retreated eastward, where it unexpectedly met the allied army commanded by Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel II.
The battle developed in a confused fashion until the French eventually broke the Austrian centre line, but vigorous delaying actions left the allied army too exhausted to pursue the defeated Austrians.
The costly battle influenced Napoleon III to seek a truce (the Peace of Villafranca), which contributed to the unification of Italy.
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 Battle Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of The Alma (Extract from the Correspondence of Colonel Ardant du Picq) 4.
The Battle of the Alma (Extract from the Correspondence of Colonel Ardant du Picq) 5.
The Battle of Solferino (Extract from the Correspondence of Colonel Ardant du Picq) 8.
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In our portrayals of foreign observers and associated Americans, however, we should have some knowledge of the battle, as would our 19th Century counterparts, since it was covered in all the newspapers and periodicals of the day.
At Solferino, three reigning monarchs were in command of the armies involved.
The aftermath was so horrific that a young Swiss businessman, Henri Dunant, who witnessed the battle and carnage left on the field, was moved to write a pamphlet, "A Memory of Solferino." He and his story laid the ground work for the International Red Cross.
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 Battle of Solferino
The battle ends at the end of the 9pm turn for a total of 15 turns.
Solferino Tower is represented by a village block.
Austrian VII Corps begins the battle in road column at the road junction in J10.
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Dunant was a neutral spectator at the Battle of Solferino in Italy on June 24, 1859.
Here is a more detailed account of the Battle of Solferino — the event that changed the life of Henry Dunant from a life of ease to a life of humanitarian service.
Neither was it coincidental that Henri Dunant was deeply touched by the magnitude of human suffering at the Battle of Solferino.
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As much as anything else, Dunant's A Memory of Solferino was one of the great works of reportage of the 19th century and it created the momentum for the new Red Cross organization and the original Geneva Convention.
A Memory of Solferino, proportionately, had arguably even more effect on the public opinion of its day than, for example, some of the TV coverage of the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
Also, the importance of rapid development in weapons technology in the Solferino story, and its contribution to generating the atmosphere in which the founders were able to succeed so spectacularly, is also striking.
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 Battle of Solférino: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Battle of Solférino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle of Solférino: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Battle of Solférino
A significant repercussion of this battle was to have a long-term effect on the future conduct of military actions.
Henri Dunant, who witnessed the battle in person, was motivated by its carnage to begin a campaign that would eventually result in the Geneva Conventions.
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 Battle of Solferino
Battle of Solferino, Napoleon III at Solferino by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
Historical military art print showing Napoleon III, Emperor of France, watching the battle of Solferino with his general staff during the Italian Campaign.
Inspired by what he witnesses, Meissonier began to paint military scenes from the war such as The Emperor at Solferino, which was shown at the 1864 Salon, and The Emperor and his staff.
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 Henry Dunant - Biography
He arrived there in time to witness, and to participate in the aftermath of, one of the bloodiest battles of the nineteenth century.
The first is that of the battle itself.
The second depicts the battlefield after the fighting - its «chaotic disorder, despair unspeakable, and misery of every kind» - and tells the main story of the effort to care for the wounded in the small town of Castiglione.
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 Opening Moves.
After the border battles at Nachod, Trautenau and Eypel, however, the chance to catch Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm’s army as it debouched through the mountain passes only emphasized earlier opportunities Benedek had let slip by.
He did not arrive at army headquarters until the very day of the Battle of Königgräz, a delay confusing the situation still further by giving the Austrian’s two chief’s of staff on the field during the battle.
Still, Benedek saw the possibility of a defensive battle being fought on the high ground between the Bistritz and the Elbe rivers.
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 Henri Dunant. A Memory of Solferino. 1962 (English translation). 1/3.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The fury of the battle was such that in some places, when ammunition was exhausted and muskets broken, the men went on fighting with stones and fists.
During a battle, a fl flag floating from a high place is the usual means of showing the location of first-aid posts or field ambulances, and it is tacitly agreed that no one shall fire in their direction.
All around Solferino, and especially in the village cemetery, the ground was littered with guns, knapsacks, cartridge-boxes, mess tins, helmets, shakoes, fatigue-caps, belts, equipment of every kind, remnants of blood-stained clothing and piles of broken weapons.
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The Battle of Naseby was fought between the Parliamentary New Model Army under Oliver Cromwell and the royalists under Prince Rupert of the Palatinate.
The Battle of Solferino (24 JUNE 1859) was the major engagement in the second Italian war for independence.
The Battle of Sadowa captured the imagination of Europe: in a single day, the London Spectator reported, "the political face of the world has changed as it used to change after a generation of war." It was the largest battle between Western armies before World War One.
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 From the battle of Solferino to the eve of the First World War
On 24 June 1859, during the War of Italian Unification, Franco-Sardinian forces clashed with Austrian troops near the small town of Solferino in northern Italy.
On the evening of the battle, Dunant arrived in the village of Castiglione, where more than 9,000 wounded had taken refuge.
He was beset by financial difficulties, but could not forget what he had seen, and in 1862 he published a work entitled A Memory of Solferino.
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 Henri Dunant
It is estimated another 40,000 men who took part in the battle later died from wounds, fever and disease.
A number of the men shuddered to think they were being devoured by these vermin, which they thought were emerging from their bodies, but which in reality were the result of the fly-infested atmosphere.
Doctors and surgeons attached to the Austrian armies and captured while attending to the wounded shall be unconditionally released; those who have been attending to men wounded at the Battle of Solferino and lying in the hospital at Castiglione shall, at their request, be permitted to return to Austria.
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 Geneva Convention
On 24th June, 1859, Henri Dunant found himself in Northern Italy and witnessed the Battle of Solferino.
A Memory of Solferino was well received by Victor Hugo who wrote to Dunant that he was " arming humanity and serving the cause of freedom.
At the fourth convention in 1949 (21st April - 12th August) the attending nations agreed to extend and codify existing provisions for four groups of victims - the sick and wounded, shipwrecked sailors, prisoners of war and civilians in territory occupied by an army.
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 Solferino - Definition of Solferino by Webster's Online Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A brilliant deep pink color with a purplish tinge, one of the dyes derived from aniline; - so called from Solferino in Italy, where a battle was fought about the time of its discovery.
solferino - a purplish pink dye was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
Solferino - an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
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 CalendarHome.com - 1859 - Calendar Encyclopedia
June 24 - Battle of Solferino: Kingdom of Sardinia and Napoleon III of France armies defeat Franz Josef I of Austria in northern Italy.
Battle also reputedly inspires Henri Dunant to found the Red Cross
July 6 - Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales.
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 Related WordNet synsets for SUMO concept Battle
the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
a battle in 1513; the English defeated the invading Scots and James IV of Scotland was killed
a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between General Custer's cavalry and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
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 math lessons - Henry Dunant
A man deeply religious in the Calvinist tradition and committed to the principle of "Love thy neighbor", Dunant crisscrossed Europe, lecturing on the evils of slavery.
While in Italy in 1859, he visited the site of the Battle of Solferino, where he was stunned by the many thousands of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield to die, without receiving even the most basic medical attention that might have saved them.
A Memory of Solferino, published November 8, 1862), a memoir of his experiences in Italy, in which he advocated the establishment of an international network of volunteer relief agencies.
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