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Battle Name : Montebello

Date(s) : 02 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for Franco-Italian Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


This was a running battle with the Franco-Italian advanced guard being resisted by the Austrian rear guard. The Austrian defence was determined and hard fought so that their main body could effect its retreat over two river lines. The French gained the ground but the Austrians continued their reteat unhampered by close pursuit.


One of a series of villages in northeastern Italy between the river Guia and the river Alpone. (Italy)

Casualty figures

Franco-Italian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.00%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,050 (14.87%)