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Battle Name : Arcola

Date(s) : 15 November 1796 - 17 November 1796

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

Outcome : A victory for French Revolutionary Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


A crucial French victory in northern Italy, where Napoleon, through tactical genius managed to defeat a much larger Austrian force under Alvintzi threatening to envelope him.


Around the city of Arcola, on the River Alpone, Northern Italy. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Revolutionary Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,500 (22.50%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
7,000 (41.18%)