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Piave River [Ponte della Priula]

Battle Name : Piave River [Ponte della Priula]

Date(s) : 07 May 1809 - 08 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


Prince Eugène with the French Army of Italy engaged less than half his number of Austrians. The Austrians were pulling back all along the Italian front intending to hold the line of the Isonzo river. In this engagement they were caught at the Piave river crossing.


A village on the Piave river in northeastern Italy about 6 miles south of Conegliano. (Italy)

Casualty figures

Franco-Italian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (4.46%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,896 (18.78%)