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French Revolutionary Wars

The French Revolutionary Wars occurred between the outbreak of war between the French Revolutionary government and Austria in 1792 and the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. It is usually divided between the First Coalition (1792-1797) and the Second Coalition[?] (1798-1801), although France was at war with Britain continuously from 1793 to 1802.

Marked by French revolutionary fervour and military innovations, the series of campaigns characteristically saw France facing a series of opposing coalitions yet expanding its area of effective control.

Major phases/campaigns in the French Revolutionary Wars include:

  • The War of the First Coalition 1792 - 1797
    • Campaigns of 1792
    • Campaigns of 1793
    • Campaigns of 1794-1795
    • War in Italy 1793 - 1795
    • Treaty of Basel 1795
    • Napoleon's Italian Campaign 1796-1797
    • Campaigns in Germany 1796-1797
    • Treaty of Campo Formio 1797
  • The War of the Second Coalition[?] 1798 - 1800
    • The Egyptian Expedition 1798 - 1800
    • Campaigns of 1799
    • Campaigns of 1800
    • Treaty of LunÚville 1801
  • War at Sea 1793-1802
  • Treaty of Amiens 1802

Hostilities ceased with the Treaty of Amiens (1802). For military events thereafter see Napoleonic Wars.



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