Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Rivoli

Date and place

  • January 14th and 15th, 1797 near Rivoli Veronese, Venetia (nowadays Province of Verona, Italy).

Involved forces

  • French army (19,000 to 23,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Austrian army (28,000 men) under Baron Josef Alvinczy von Borberek. 
Battle of Rivoli (detail)
"General Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Rivoli" (detail). Painted 1844 by Henri-Felix-Emmanuel Philippoteaux.

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Panoramic ot the battlefield of Rivoli

The battlefield of Rivoli Veronese, where General Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrian army during the First Campaign of Italy, on January 14 and 15, 1797.
Detail of the map of the battle of Rivoli
Map of the battle
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