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Napoleon III and King Victor-Emmanuel enter Milan in triumph

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
06/08/1859
Defeat at the Battle of Magenta three days before saw the Austrian withdraw across eastern Lombardy leaving the capital city of Milan to the French and Piedmont-Sardinian forces. Napoleon III and King Victor-Emmanuel entered the city in triumph and the latter made the first arrangements that would see Lombardy become a part of 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), 243.

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