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Battle Name : Bassano

Date(s) : 08 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


Bonaparte seant Augereau's Division down the east bank of the Brenta and Massena's down the west bank. The Austrian rearguard were easily flung back into the town and the French followed them in. The main bridge was soon in French hands and the Austrians defeated piecemeal. The French captured 30 guns and 200 limbers and ammunition wagons


A town in northern Italy on the river Brenta about 17 miles northeast of Vicenza.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.00%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,600 (23.64%)