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RadetzkyRadetzky, Johann, Graf von (1766-1858), was born in Bohemia, and entered the Austrian army in 1784. He served against the Turks and throughout the Napoleonic wars, and was chief of the staff at Leipzig. He commanded in Lombardy in 1831-36, and in the last year was made field-marshal; but his greatest glories were in his old age, when he defeated the Sardinian armies at Custozza (1848) and Novara (1849). He was then appointed Governor of Lombardy, which he had preserved for Austria.
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