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Monte Cenis

Battle Name : Monte Cenis

Date(s) : 08 April 1800

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A brilliantly planned and executed night move which brought the Austrians to the French position just before dawn. All sentries were asleep and the successful attack was carried out without a shot being fired. Only six Frenchmen escaped.


A fortified post just south of the Monte Cenis pass on the Italian side of the Franco-Italian border. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,344 (99.56%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)