Five-day revolution in Milan against Austrian rule

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Historical Context Note


In Milan, a five-day revolution, known as the Cinque Giornate, breaks out against Austrian rule. It achieves its objectives in five days (giving it the name of the 'Cinque Giornate'), forcing Austrian commander Joseph Radetzky to abandon the city.
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Editors. "Five-day revolution in Milan against Austrian rule". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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