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Villafranca, Friede von#

Villafranca, Peace of: On 8 July, 1859, a truce was concluded in Villafranca (province of Verona), ending the Battle of Solferino. It resulted in a preliminary peace, on 11 July, 1859, between Austria and its enemies France and Sardinia, which was formally confirmed on 10 November, 1859, in Zuerich. Austria gave up Lombardy (except for Mantua and Peschiera) to Napoleon III, who in turn passed it on to Sardinia.


W. Deutsch, Habsburgs Rueckzug aus Italien. Die Verhandlungen in Villafranca und Zuerich, 1940.