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Battle Name : Cerea

Date(s) : 11 September 1796

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [ Austrian ] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians under W├╝rmser moving the relieve Mantua managed to cross the Adige river. Bonaparte attempted to move his troops rapidly to intercept the Austrians. The advanced guards of both forces met at Cerea and the determination of the smaller force of Austrians won the day, taking prisoners, guns and ammunition waggons. [Austrian losses are estimated; known to be moderate]


A village in northern Italy about 6 miles west of Legnano which is on the river Adige.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,200 (18.18%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (8.57%)