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Battle Name : Savigliano

Date(s) : 18 September 1799

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


Perhaps over confident from their success over a much smaller Austrian force at Fossano the French did not retreat quickly enough from the much larger Austrian force. The French were lucky to extricate over 5,000 men when faced with an enemy superiority of three to one.


A village in northwestern Italy on the river Maira about 31 miles south of Turin. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (26.67%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.00%)