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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. 
Battle of Borghetto (detail)
"The Battle of Borghetto" (detail). Engraving.

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

Detail ot the map of the battle of Borghetto
Map of the battle
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