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Battle Name : Borghetto

Date(s) : 30 May 1796

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War , Napoleon's Italian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Revolutionary Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


With the aim of protecting his gains made in the first 6 weeks of his Itallian Campaign, Napoleon decided to drive back Beaulieu's forces positioned along the River Mincio.

He concentrated at Borghetto, taking the bridge with his elite units, then fanning out to threaten the Austrian rear. Beaulieu couldn't concentrate his own forces to meet the French, so fell back to the Adige.


The bridge at Borghetto on the River Mincio, Northern Italy

Casualty figures

French Revolutionary Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (1.85%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (10.00%)