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Battle Name : Verona

Date(s) : 18 October 1805

Part of : French War of the Third Coalition , Napoleon's Ulm-Austerlitz Campaign. ,

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

Type of battle : Land


As part of Napoleon's strategic plan the army of Italy under the command of Marshall Massena were to occupy and push back the Austrians in northern Italy. Massena was not particularly energetic in this matter but advanced on Verona. His First Division caught the Austrians on a low lying tongue of land surrounded on three sides by the river Adige [Etsch]. The French occupied the opposite banks of the river which dominated the position and brought up their field guns. The Austrians retreated. Massena followed up but without much drive.


A town in northeastern Italy on the river Adige about 12 miles east of the southern tip of Lake Garda. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of Italy]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
450 (4.50%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,622 (36.04%)