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First Coalition
The War of the First Coalition was the first major effort of multiple European monarchies to contain Revolutionary France. France declared war on the Habsburg monarchy of Austria on 20 April 1792, and the Kingdom of Prussia joined the Austrian side a few weeks later.These powers initiated a series of invasions of France by land and sea, with Prussia and Austria attacking...
Timeline of Events
1792
5.15.1792
1796
5.10.1796
First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
5.15.1796
First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
1797
5.12.1797
First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.