Magenta

/meuh jen"teuh/, n.
a town in N Italy, W of Milan: the French and Sardinians defeated the Austrians here 1859. 23,690.

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Italy
      town, Lombardia ( Lombardy) regione, northern Italy, just west of Milan. Its name is derived from that of Marcus Maxentius, a Roman general and emperor (AD 306–312) who had his headquarters there at Castra Maxentia. The town was the site of the Battle of Magenta (June 4, 1859), fought during the Franco-Piedmontese war against the Austrians (second War of Italian Independence, 1859–61). Napoleon III and his 54,000 troops met 58,000 Austrian troops under General Franz Gyulai in a highly disorganized battle that left some 9,700 dead or injured and 4,600 missing. The narrow French victory over the Austrians was an important step toward Italian independence, for it led many districts and cities, beginning with Bologna on June 12, to throw off Austrian rule and join the cause of Italian unity. The battle is commemorated by an ossuary containing the remains of 9,000 of the dead.

      Contemporary Magenta is a communications centre between Milan and Turin; its chief industries are the manufacture of matches, cotton and artificial silk, and machinery. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 23,354.

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