Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Battle of Novara (1849)

 The Battle of Novara (or Battle of Bicocca; Bicocca being a borough of Novara) was one of the battles fought between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia during the First Italian War of Independence, within the era of Italian unification. Lasting the whole day of 22 March 1849 and ending at dawn on 23 March, it resulted in a severe defeat and retreat of the Piedmontese (Sardinian) army.

Field Marshal Radetzky and his staff at the Battle of Novara on March 23, 1849 (by Albrecht Adam).

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