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Battle Name : Brescia

Date(s) : 21 April 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [Austro-Russian] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Russians at last moved forces into northern Italy to assist the efforts of the Second Coalition i.e. their allies the Austrians. The Russian Field Marshall Suvorov took overall command of the coalition troops. The small French defending force was easily defeated.


A major town in northern Italy to the west of lake Garda.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
430 (33.08%)

Coalition Forces [Austro-Russian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
18 (0.17%)