France, General Bonaparte, Battle of Marengo
The battle of Marengo resulted in a narrow victory for Bonaparte in the War of the Second Coalition, fought on the Marengo Plain southeast of Alessandria, in northern Italy. Napoleon had approximately 28,000 troops against some 31,000 Austrian troops under General Michael Friedrich von Melas. The French victory resulted in the occupation of Lombardy and secured Napoleon's military and civilian authority in Paris.
Napoleon himself considered this to be one of his greatest victories.
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