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  • Rivoli, Italy
    Sunday Jan 15, 1797

    Napoleon

    Decisive French triumph at Rivoli

    Rivoli, Italy
    Sunday Jan 15, 1797

    The decisive French triumph at Rivoli in January 1797 led to the collapse of the Austrian position in Italy. At Rivoli, the Austrians lost up to 14,000 men while the French lost about 5,000.




  • Tarvisio, Italy
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1797

    Napoleon

    Battle of Tarvis

    Tarvisio, Italy
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1797

    In the first encounter between the two commanders, Napoleon pushed back his opponent and advanced deep into Austrian territory after winning at the Battle of Tarvis in March 1797.




  • Leoben, Austria
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1797

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Leoben

    Leoben, Austria
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1797

    The Austrians were alarmed by the French thrust that reached all the way to Leoben, about 100 km from Vienna, and finally decided to sue for peace. The Treaty of Leoben, followed by the more comprehensive Treaty of Campo Formio, gave France control of most of northern Italy and the Low Countries, and a secret clause promised the Republic of Venice to Austria. Bonaparte marched on Venice and forced its surrender, ending 1,100 years of independence. He also authorized the French to loot treasures such as the Horses of Saint Mark.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Sep 4, 1797

    Napoleon

    Coup of 18 Fructidor

    Paris, France
    Monday Sep 4, 1797

    Bonaparte sent General Pierre Augereau to Paris to lead a coup d'├ętat and purge the royalists on 4 September (Coup of 18 Fructidor).




  • Campoformido, Republic of Venice (Present Day Campoformido, Italy)
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1797

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Campo Formio

    Campoformido, Republic of Venice (Present Day Campoformido, Italy)
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1797

    These negotiations resulted in the Treaty of Campo Formio.




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