The battle of Rivoli (14 January 1797) was the most comprehensive of Napoleon's victories in Italy during his campaign of 1796-97. In early January 1797, Lieutenant Celso Gallenga of the French 7th Hussars led a half-troop of cavalry on a reconnaissance mission that would have a profound effect on the war between Austria and France. Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Rivoli. … At the end of the pursuit that followed the victory the French had captured more than half of an Austrian army of 28,000, despite being significantly outnumbered at the start of the campaign.

Other articles where Battle of Rivoli is discussed: André Masséna, duc de Rivoli, prince d'Essling: …of 1796–97, he won the Battle of Rivoli (January 14, 1797), a key victory in the successful drive against Mantua.

‘My advance party took a prisoner,’ he recounted, ‘…a young gentleman, who was a cadet in Strasoldo’s Regiment.

The Battle of Rivoli on January 14th, 1797 between the French Armée d´Italie under the young Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian "Armee in Italien" under Feldzeugmeister Baron Alvinczy. After Rome fell to the French in February 1798, Masséna was sent as an assistant to the French commander there. The defeat at Rivoli led to the failure of the… A week after his arrival, his troops mutinied and forced… Rivoli 1797 Campaign Order of Battle-Video is targeted to blind users Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA image source in video. Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli, by Philippoteaux (Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles) Fought on the hilly ground between Lake Garda and the Adige River, a dozen miles northwest of Verona, the Battle of Rivoli was Bonaparte's most decisive victory in his first Italian campaign.