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Battle of Bassano

Date and place

  • September 8th, 1796 at Bassano del Grappa, in Venandia (nowadays province of Vicenza, Italy).

Involved forces

  • French army (19,500 to 23,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Austrian army (21,000 men) under General Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: 400 men out of combat. 
  • Austrian army: 600 killed or wounded, 2,000 prisoners, 30 cannons, 8 flags. 
Battle of Bassano  (detail)
"Battle of Bassano" (detail). Drawn and etched by Louis François Couché son (1782-1849), finished by Edme Bovinet (1767-1832).

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