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Austro-Neapolitan Conflict

War Name : Austro-Neapolitan Conflict

Date(s) : 04 April 1815 - 08 August 1815

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars ,


Joachim Murat, King of Naples, threw his weight behind Napoleon on his escape from Elba. Declaring, rather grandly a war of Italian Liberation. Specifically he was opposed to Austria in northern Italy. Other Allies joined in against Murat particularly the British Navy in the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas. His troops were never enthusiastic for the fight and without his immediate command his generals [with few exceptions] were not really committed to the fight either. Murat fled to France but his services were rejected by Napoleon. On 20th May 1815 peace negotiations began. Murat returned to Calabria, was captured, and executed on 13th October 1815.

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