Karl von Urban

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Carl von Urban, 1850

Karl (Carl) Freiherr von Urban (born 31 August 1802 in Cracovia; died 1 January 1877 in Brno) was an Austrian Field Marshal.

In command of a 1,500 strong Grenz infantry he suppressed the 10,000 Men strong revolt of the Székelys,[1] and on 18 November 1848, he defeated the Insurgents at Klausenburg.[2]

During the Italian Campaign of 1859, von Urban was ordered to check Garibaldis Alpine Hunters on the Austrian right flank.[3] Due to the Franco-Sardinian advance after Magenta and the defeats at Varese and San Fermo, von Urban retreated to the Mincio. After Solferino, von Urban was appointed supreme commander over Verona.[2]

Karl von Urban committed suicide on 1 January 1877 in Brno.


  1. ^ Kühne, Ferdinand Gustav (1859). Europa: Chronik der gebildeten Welt, Issues 27-52. Leipzig. 
  2. ^ a b Meyer, Herrmann Julius (1867). Neues Konversations-Lexikon. Hildburghausen. 
  3. ^ Lance, Adolphus (1859). The History Of Italy From The Fall Of Venice, Up To The Eve Of The Renewed Struggle In Mdccclix. London.