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Novi [1]

Battle Name : Novi [1]

Date(s) : 15 August 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Austro-Russian Allies over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Joubert attempted to hold a line centred on Novi against a significantly larger Austro-Russian force commanded by Suvorov. A day long hard fought battle resulted in heavy casualties on both sides. Eventually superior numbers counted and the attempted French withdrawal was turned into a rout by Bagration's Russians.


A town in northwestern Italy 14 miles southeast of Alessandria on the river Tanaro. (Italy)

Casualty figures

Austro-Russian Allies

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,500 (11.82%)

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
11,500 (32.86%)