War of the Fifth Coalition

Battle of Tarvis
Storming of Malborghetto Fort by Albrecht Adam ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1809 May 15

Battle of Tarvis

Tarvisio, Italy
The Battle of Tarvis saw the Franco-Italian army of Eugène de Beauharnais attacking Austrian Empire forces under Albert Gyulai. Eugène crushed Gyulai's division in a pitched battle near Tarvisio, then an Austrian town known as Tarvis. At nearby Malborghetto Valbruna and Predil Pass, small garrisons of Grenz infantry heroically defended two forts before being overwhelmed by sheer numbers. The Franco-Italian capture of the key mountain passes allowed their forces to invade Austrian Kärnten during the War of the Fifth Coalition.

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