Caldiero, Second Battle of
   Fought between October 29 and 31, 1805, the Second Battle of Caldiero was an indecisive Austrian victory over Marshal Masséna’s 43,000 Franco-Italian troops in northeast Italy during the War of the Third Coalition. Austria’s 48,000 men under Archduke Charles were based along the Adige River. Napoleon ordered Masséna to prevent Charles from reinforcing the Austro-Russian armies in Germany. Charles planned a brief action followed by a retreat. The French assault on October 29 reached the entrenched fortifications around Caldiero village, east of Verona. Charles’s planned counterattack early the next day was abandoned because of fog, while Massena’s renewed assault was unsuccessful. The Austrians advanced around 2 P.M ., but failed to break the French center. Charles planned another attack on October 31 to cover his withdrawal, but dawn revealed that Masséna had evacuated the battlefield, so Charles retreated toward Hungary.
   See also <>.
    Schneid, F. C. Napoleon’s Italian Campaigns: 1805-1815. Wesport, CT: Praeger, 2002;
    Simone, L., et al. Caldiero 1805 Verona: Regione del Veneto, 2005.

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Naval Battle of Genoa (1795) — Naval Battle of Genoa Part of the French Revolutionary War Ça Ira fighting …   Wikipedia

  • List of battles 1801–1900 — List of battles: before 601 601 1400 1401 1800 1801 1900 1901 2000 2001 current See also: Battles of the American Civil War 19th century 1801 to 1825* 1801 ** Battle of Aboukir March 20 British Turkish army under Sir Ralph Abernathy defeats… …   Wikipedia

  • Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen — Archduke Charles of Austria redirects here. For other uses, see Archduke Charles of Austria (disambiguation). Archduke Charles Duke of Teschen Tenure 1822 1847 Predecessor …   Wikipedia

  • French invasion of Russia — Patriotic War of 1812 redirects here. Not to be confused with the Great Patriotic War, the Russian name for World War II on the Eastern European theatre. French invasion of Russia (Patriotic War of 1812) Part of Napoleonic Wars …   Wikipedia

  • Timeline of the Napoleonic era — (1799 ndash;1815). The Napoleonic era began in 1799 with Napoleon Bonaparte s coup d état, that overthrew the Directory and established the French Consulate. It ended in 1815 during the Hundred Days with his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo or a… …   Wikipedia

  • War of the Pyrenees — Part of the French Revolutionary Wars The Panissars blockhouse, looking south from the Fort de Bellegarde into Spain. The town of La Junquera is left of center …   Wikipedia

  • Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars — The Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars (1792 1802) were a series of conflicts fought principally in Northern Italy between the French Revolutionary Army and a Coalition of Austria, Russia, Piedmont Sardinia, and a number of other… …   Wikipedia

  • Atlantic campaign of May 1794 — Part of the French Revolutionary Wars …   Wikipedia

  • André Masséna — Massena redirects here. For other uses, see Massena (disambiguation). André Masséna André Masséna, Marshal of France …   Wikipedia

  • French Campaign in Egypt and Syria — This article is about the land campaign. For the naval campaign and wider strategic setting, see Mediterranean campaign of 1798. Egyptian Campaign Part of the French Revolutionary Wars …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”