Europe 1866: Sadowa and its Aftermath

Three weeks into the war, invading Prussian armies crushed the Austrians at Sadowa (Königgrätz). Austria was forced to divert troops from the south to defend Vienna, allowing the Italians to make a second attempt on their front.

Main Events

3 Jul 1866 Battle of Sadowa

Prussia defeats Austria at Sadowa (Königgrätz)in wikipedia

11 Jul 1866 Invasion of Venetia

Italians cross the Po, launching renewed invasion of Venetiain wikipedia

20 Jul 1866 Battle of Lissa

Austrians defeat Italian fleet at Lissain wikipedia