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Battle Name : Legnano

Date(s) : 12 September 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


Three battalions of Austrian infantry were left to garrison Legnano and hold the crossing of the Adige river. A force of French infantry under Augereau, outnumbering them five to one, captured the position and all the Austrians.


The fortress town of Legnano, northern Italy, on the river Adige.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,700 (100.00%)