Napoleons First Italian campaign

Battle of Rivoli
Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli
1797 Jan 14

Battle of Rivoli

Rivoli Veronese, Italy

The Battle of Rivoli was a key victory in the French campaign in Italy against Austria. Napoleon Bonaparte's 23,000 Frenchmen defeated an attack of 28,000 Austrians under General of the Artillery Jozsef Alvinczi, ending Austria's fourth and final attempt to relieve the siege of Mantua. Rivoli further demonstrated Napoleon's brilliance as a military commander and led to the French consolidation of northern Italy.