Siege of Pizzighettone

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Siege of Pizzighettone
Part of the War of the Polish Succession
SiegeOfPizzighetone1733.jpg
An Italian military map depicting Pizzighettone and Gera, 1733
Date 11 November - 9 December 1733
Location near Pizzighettone, then in the Duchy of Milan, present-day Italy
Result Franco-Sardinian victory
Belligerents
 Kingdom of France
 Kingdom of Sardinia
 Habsburg Monarchy

The Siege of Pizzighettone was the first major military engagement of the northern Italian campaigns of the War of the Polish Succession. Troops from France and the Kingdom of Sardinia began blockading the Habsburg Milanese fortress at Pizzighettone on 11 November 1733, commencing siege operations on 15 November. On 30 November the commander of the Austrian garrison negotiated a capitulation in which he promised to withdraw toward Mantua on 9 December if no relief arrived. As no reinforcements appeared by that time, the fortress' garrison withdrew with full honors on 9 December.

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