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solferino

Noun

1 a purplish pink dye was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino [syn: purplish pink]
2 an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I [syn: battle of Solferino]

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Solferino is a small town in Lombardy, Italy, approximately 10 kilometres south of Lake Garda. It has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. It is best known as being close to the site of the Battle of Solferino on 24 June 1859, witnessed by Henry Dunant, which inspired him to found the Red Cross.
There is a Paris metro station called Solferino in commemoration.
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