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Battle of Castiglione

Date and place

  • August 5th, 1796 at Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardy (nowadays Province of Mantua, Italy).

Involved forces

  • French army (35,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Austrian army (18,000 to 25,000 men) under Generals Peter Quasdanovich and Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser. 

Casualties and losses

  • French Army;: 1,100 to 1,500 men (killed or injured). 
  • Austrian Army: 21,000 men (killed, injured, prisoners), 20 pieces of artillery. 

Aerial panoramas of the battlefield of Castiglione: views from the village of Grole and Monte Medolano

Map of the battle of Castiglione

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Castiglione

Picture - "Battle of Castiglione". Painted 1836 by Victor Adam.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Castiglione -

Views of Castiglione battlefield

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.