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Battle Name : Lodi

Date(s) : 10 May 1796

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

Outcome : A victory for French Revolutionary Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


A minor but famous victory for Napoleon over the Austrians.
Beaulieu's rearguard under Sebottendorf held a line on the Adda, but an elite unit of French Grenadiers charged and took the bridge under heavy fire. Counter-attacks to retake the bridge were held off by the arrival of Augerau and Massena, then Sebottendorf was forced to retire when French Cavalry forded the river further upstream and threatened his flanks.


The bridge over the Adda, Lodi, Northern Italy

Casualty figures

French Revolutionary Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
900 (5.14%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
900 (9.47%)