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Battle of Castiglione
Date and place
August 5th, 1796 at Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardy (nowadays Province of Mantua, Italy).
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.
"Battle of Castiglione" (detail). Painted 1836 by Victor Adam.
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