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Battle Name : Lonato

Date(s) : 02 August 1796 - 03 August 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


The French, having lifted the siege of Mantua concentrated against Quosdanovich's Austrians who had advanced down the eastern side of Lake Garda. Absence of communication between the two sides of the Austrian pincher movement. The battle extended over the two days and twelve miles before the Austrians withdrew, leaving a small garrison in Lonato.


A small fortified town three and a half miles west of Desenzano de Garda, on the western side of Lake Garda, Italy. The action started at Gavardo some twelve miles north of Lonato.

More details

After this action Bonaparte was free to turn his attention to W├╝rmser whose force had relieved Mantua.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (10.00%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (20.00%)