Magenta is a town in Lombardy, northern Italy, located west of Milan. Its name derives from that of Marcus Maxentius, a Roman general and emperor who had his headquarters there at Castra Maxentia. An ossuary containing the remains of 9,000 of the dead commemorates the Battle of Magenta. Related BRANCH articles: Alison Chapman, "On Il Risorgimento."


Latitude: 45.465311543902
Longitude: 8.883905410767

Timeline of Events Associated with Magenta

Date Event Manage
4 Jun 1859

Battle of Magenta

Representation of the Battle of MagentaThe Battle of Magenta: On 4 June 1859, the combined armies of France and Sardinians defeat the Austrians; Austria withdraws from part of Lombardy; Napoleon III and Victor Emanuel triumphantly enter Milan. Image: Adolphe Yvon, Battle of Magenta (1863), Uniformes 68 (1982). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Alison Chapman, "On Il Risorgimento"

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