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Austria demands that Sardinia-Piedmont disarm, and issues a three-day ultimatum

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
04/23/1859
Austrian General Franz Gyulai, who commanded the Austrian troops in Lombardy, delivered an emphatic demand to Turin that the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia disarm within three days or face attack. On April 27, King Victor-Emmanuel told his troops in a proclamation that this "insulting demand received the reply it deserved" and, that day, Austria declared war on Piedmont-Sardinia.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 219-221.
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