After crossing the Alps via the Great St. Bernard Pass before the snow melts, Bonaparte defeats Austrian army and occupies Lombardy and the Adige in northern Italy.
Editors. "Battle of Marengo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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