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Battle Name : Valvassone

Date(s) : 16 March 1797

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Type of battle : Land


A rearguard action by the Austrians retreating from Italy after Mantua. Attempting to hold up the French while other units crossed the Tagliamento river. Although massively outnumbered the Austrians managed to extract most of their troops and lost only six guns in the process.


A village in northeastern Italy just west of the River Tagliamento about 12 miles southwest of Udine.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (1.25%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
700 (14.00%)