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Battle Name : Legnano

Date(s) : 26 March 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The significantly larger Austrian force under Baron von Kray made their numbers tell. Most of the French losses were in killed and wounded only 600 being captured, among the dead was General of Brigade Vignes.


A village in northeastern Italy on the river Adige 26 miles east of Mantua 21 miles southeast of Verona.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,600 (27.37%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (5.71%)