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Battle of Borghetto

Date and place

  • May 30th, 1796 at Borghetto, near Valeggio sul Mincio, 25 kilometers southwest of Verona [nowadays Province of Verona, Italy].

Involved forces

  • French army (27,000 to 28,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Austrian army (6,000 to 18,000 men according to various sources) under General Johann von Beaulieu

Casualties and losses

  • French army: 500 men (killed or wounded). 
  • Austrian army: 600 men (killed, wounded or prisoners), 4 cannons. 

Aerial panorama of the Borghetto battlefield

The battle took place at the location called Borghetto  , on both banks of river Mincio, down below the castle of Valeggio  .

Map of the battle of Borghetto

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Borghetto

Picture - "The Battle of Borghetto". Engraving.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Borghetto -

Photos Credits

  Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
  Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
  Photos by Floriane Grau.
  Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
  Photos by Didier Grau.
  Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.