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Battle Name : Romano

Date(s) : 26 May 1800

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces [Army of Reserve]

Type of battle : Land


A determined hard fought defence by the Austrians who were now becoming aware of the size of the French force which had crossed the Alps. Napoleon was in command of the Army of Reserve. After the battle the Austrians were not pursued as they withdrew southwards.


A village in the valley of the river Direa Baltea in northwestern Italy between Ivrea and Turin. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of Reserve]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,700 (14.17%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
348 (6.96%)