Battle of Sassello

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Battle of Sassello
Part of the War of the Second Coalition
Date 10 April 1800
Location 30 kilometers northwest of Genoa, present-day Italy
Result Austrian victory
Belligerents
France France Habsburg Monarchy Austria
Commanders and leaders
Jean-de-Dieu Soult Prince Hohenzollern
Strength
2,000 20,000
Casualties and losses
1,000 total 1,000 total

The battle of Sassello was a minor skirmish during the war of the Second Coalition, fought on 10 April 1800 between a 2,000-men French force under General Jean-de-Dieu Soult and a largely superior Austrian corps under the command of Prince Prince Hohenzollern. The battle took place 30 kilometers northwest of Genoa, which was at the time under French control but under siege by the Austrians. The skirmish at Sassello ended in favor of the Austrians, with either side losing about 1,000 men but with the Austrians being able to pursue their encirclement of Genoa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pigeard, p. 774

Bibliography[edit]

  • Pigeard, Alain - Dictionnaire des batailles de Napoléon, Tallandier, Bibliothèque Napoléonienne, 2004, ISBN 2-84734-073-4