The color magenta was named after the Battle of Magenta (Italy), or rather, after the blood-spattered battlefield.
   The Battle of Magenta took place in the region of Lombardy on June 4, 1859. The French and the Piedmontese defeated the Austrians, supposedly liberating Italy. But the liberators could claim only a Pyrrhic victory because so many soldiers were slain on each side that their bodies had to be buried in a common grave. More than seven thousand bodies were interred together.
   The battle was fought just before a brilliant red aniline dye derived from coal tar was discovered. The dye was called magenta because of its resemblance to the blood that was shed at the battle.

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