Battle on the Po (1431)

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Battle on the Po
Part of Wars in Lombardy
Niccolò Piccinino.png
Niccolò Piccinino, condottiero of the Duchy of Milan
Date June 6, 1431[1]
Location Po River, Cremona, Lombardy[2]
Result Ducal Milanese victory[2]
Blason famille it Visconti2.svg Duchy of Milan Coat of Arms of the Republic of Venice.svg Republic of Venice
Commanders and leaders
Francesco Sforza
Niccolò Piccinino
Pacino Eustachio
Giovanni Grimaldi
Count of Carmagnola
Niccolò Trevisani
Powerful force of Vessels,
superior in number, but

inferior in size & strength
37 Galleys
100 Small Craft
Casualties and losses
Unknown 2,500 Killed[7][8][9]
8,000 Captured[10]
Including 16 Patricians
70 Ships Looted[8][7]
Including 28 Galleys
600,000 Florins[5]

The Battle on the Po was a battle of the Wars in Lombardy. It occurred in June 1431, on the Po River, near Cremona. The battle was fought between 85 Venetian galleys, sent towards Cremona to support Count of Carmagnola's army, and a somewhat superior number of Milanese galleys. The Venetians were commanded by Niccolò Trevisani.

The battle resulted in the defeat of the Venetians, who could not be helped by Carmagnola's field army, with a loss of c. 2,500 men, 28 galleys and 42 transport ships.

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  2. ^ a b c Jaques, Tony (2001). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E. Westport. 
  3. ^ Napier, Henry Edward (1847). Florentine history: Vol.III. London. 
  4. ^ Cantù, Cesare (1857). Storia degli italiani, Volume 4. Naples. 
  5. ^ a b c Daru, Pierre-Antoine-Noël-Bruno (1859). Geschichte der Republik Venedig, Volume 2. Leipzig. 
  6. ^ a b Smedley, Edward (1832). Sketches from Venetian history, Volume 2. London. 
  7. ^ a b c Simonde de Sismondi, Jean-Charles-Leonard (1811). Geschichte der italienischen Freistaaten im Mittelalter, Volume 8. Zürich. 
  8. ^ a b Gerolamo Boccardo, Stefano Pagliani (1880). Nuova Enciclopedia Italiana. Turin. 
  9. ^ Battistella, Antonio (1889). Il conte Carmagnola: studio storico con documenti inediti. Genoa. 
  10. ^ Romani, Giovanni (1829). Storia di Casalmaggiore. Casalmaggiore.