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Caldiero 1805

Battle Name : Caldiero 1805

Date(s) : 29 October 1805 - 31 October 1805

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces [Army of Italy] and Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Archduke Charles had decided to withdraw his Austrians from Italy and planned a spoiling attack on Massena's forces to prevent effective pursuit. The resulting poorly organized and executed battle, which some commentators have referred to as a 'brawl', was to nobody's credit. The Austrians successfully pulled back to the line of the Tagliamento river.


Village in northern Italy just south of the main road from Vicenza to Verona just over 2 miles from Verona. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of Italy]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,700 (14.57%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,700 (11.63%)