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Battle Name : Montenotte

Date(s) : 11 April 1796 - 12 April 1796

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War , Napoleon's Italian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [ Austrians]

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians attempted to remove the over extended French from the coastal strip around the Gulf of Genoa. Poor coordination, and stubborn French resistance gave time for the French to launch a counter offensive which, if only a little more coordinated [night march took longer than planned]would have destroyed the whole of the opposing forces. General Bonaparte commanding the French force began to clear the way for the French advance into northern Italy.


A village in northwestern Italy about 12 miles due northwest of Savona on the Gulf of Genoa.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (5.71%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,500 (27.78%)