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Battle Name : Primolano

Date(s) : 07 September 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 [ Austrian ]

Type of battle : Land


The French advanced guard came upon a force Würmser had left to protect his line of communication/supply. Immediate frontal attacks drove the Coalition troops out of position and the French cavalry then enveloped a large part of them. In all 1,500 were captured with 5 guns.


A village in north Italy on the river Brenta about 14 miles north of Bassano.

More details

On the 5th September Würmser was moving south along the valley of the river Brenta towards Bassano. He sent Meszaros ahead via Vicenza towards Verona. He left a rearguard at Primolano. Bonaparte ordered Augereau and Massena to move east from Trento and follow the Austrians down the river Brenta.

Casualty figures

French Forces

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Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,750 (43.75%)