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San Giacomo

Battle Name : San Giacomo

Date(s) : 12 April 1800

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Suchet, commanding the centre of the army of Italy, was attempting to link up with the right wing, under Soult, but was met by a numerically greater force of Autrians under Baron von Elsnitz. The French suffered significant, one in five, casualties killed or wounded.


A mountain in northwestern Italy 7 miles west of the port of Savona. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (20.00%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (6.67%)