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Battle of Montenotte

Date and place

  • April 12th, 1796 at Montenotte, Liguria (nowadays Province of Savona, Italy).

Involved forces

  • French army (14,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Kingdom of Sardinia and Austrian armies (25,000 men) under Count Eugene-Guillaume Argenteau and General Johann von Beaulieu

Casualties and losses

  • French army: about 800 killed, injured or missing. 
  • Kingdom of Sardinia and Austrian armies: approximately 2,500 dead, wounded, missing or prisonners, 12 cannons. 

Aerial panoramas of Montenotte, Millesimo, Cosseria and Dego battlefields

Map of the battle of Montenotte

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Montenotte

Picture - "Generals Massena and Laharpe looking at the battle from Montenotte heights". Painted by Giuseppe Pietro Bagetti (after J. Parent).

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Montenotte -

Panoramic of the battlefield of Montenotte

The battlefield of Montenotte, where General Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the combined armies of Austria and of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont during the First Campaign of Italy, on April 12, 1796.

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.