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1766, Nov 21858, Jan 5
an Austrian nobleman and field marshal. He served as chief of the general staff during the later period of the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards began military reforms. Radetzky is best known for the victories at the Battles of Custoza (24–25 July 1848) and Novara (23 March 1849) during the First Italian War of Independence. He retired at age 90 and was immortalized by Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March.
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07/25/1848-First battle of Custoza ends: Austrians under Joseph Radetzky von Radetz beat Italians
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