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Battle Name : Modena

Date(s) : 12 June 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Macdonald commanding the French advanced guard outnumbered his opponent by seven to one. Given the massive disparity in numbers the Austrians were lucky to have extricated nearly half of their troops.


A city in northern Italy 25 miles northwest of Bologna. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (2.07%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,400 (55.81%)