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CUSTOZZA

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 669 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CUSTOZZA, a village of Italy, in the province of Verona, ri m. S.W. of Verona, famous as the scene of two battles between the Austrians and the Italians in the struggle for Italian unity. The first battle of Custozza was fought on the 23rd-25th of July1848, the Austrians commanded by Field-Marshal Radetzky being victorious over the Piedmontese army under King Charles Albert. The second battle was fought on the 24th of June 1866, and resulted in the complete victory of the Austrians under the archduke Albert, over the Italian army of King Victor Emmanuel I. (See ITALIAN WARS, 1848-187o.)
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