RIVOLI VERONESE , a
See also:village of
See also:Venetia, Italy, in the province of Verona, on a
See also:hill on the right
See also:bank of the
See also:Adige, 13 M . N.W. of Verona, 617 ft. above
See also:sea-level . Pop . (1901) 1340 . It is celebrated as the scene of the
See also:battle in which, on the 15th of
See also:January 1797,
See also:Napoleon inflicted a decisive defeat upon the Austrians commanded by Josef Alvintzi, Baron von Barberek (1735—1810) (see FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY
See also:WARS) . A famous street in
See also:Paris (Rue de Rivoli) commemorates the victory, and under the
See also:empire Marshal
See also:Massena received the title of duke of Rivoli . The strong positions around Rivoli, which command the approaches from
See also:Tirol and the upper Adige into the
See also:Italian plain, have always been celebrated in military
See also:history as a formidable obstacle, and
See also:Charles V. and
See also:Eugene of Savoy preferred to turn them by difficult
See also:mountain paths instead of attacking them directly . Minor engagements, such as rearguard actions and holding attacks, have consequently often taken place about them, notably in the
See also:campaign of 1796–97 . An engagement of this character was fought here in 1848 between the
See also:Austrian and the Piedmontese troops .
CHARLES RIVINGTON (1688-1742)
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