Editors. "Prince Octavio Piccolomini invades France with a Spanish army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Prince Octavio Piccolomini, an Italian general working in the service of the Habsburgs, invades France with a Spanish army. Reaching as far beyond the border as Corbie before he is pushed back, his advance causes panic in Paris.