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Battle Name : Dego

Date(s) : 15 April 1796

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

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

Type of battle : Land


After the battle for Dego the day before a part of the French force occupied the village. The part of the Austrian army which retreated did not inform Field Marshall Vukassovich who was approaching from the east. The unprepared French were surprised by the force of the Austrian attack and thrown out of the village. The routed French were eventually stopped, reorganized, reinforced and returned to the battle. Their eventual overwhelming numbers told and the Austrians withdrew with significant losses.


A village in the valley of the river Bormida about 13 miles north-northwest of Savona, on the Gulf of Genoa.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
938 (6.25%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,757 (50.20%)