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Battle Name : Bassignana

Date(s) : 12 May 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


Rosenberg, commanding the Russian advanced guard, ignored Suvorov's warning not to cross the Po at this point and without the main body of the Russian army. Consequently he was caught and heavily defeated.


A village in northwestern Italy near the river Po about 11 miles northeast of Alessandria. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (5.00%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,292 (36.91%)