War of the Second Coalition Timeline

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  • 15 Feb 1798
    The French Republic invades the Papal States. The Roman Republic is established as a French puppet state and Pope Pius IV is taken back to France as a prisoner
  • May 1798 - Sep 1801
    Napoleon's Campaign in Egypt and Syria serves as a catalyst for the formation of the Second Coalition.
  • 1 Aug 1798
    The French fleet anchored at Aboukir Bay is completely destroyed by a British fleet under Horatio Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.
  • 12 Nov 1798 - 25 Jun 1802
    The War of the Second Coalition.
  • 25 Mar 1799
    French General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan is defeated by a larger Austrian army under Archduke Charles at the Battle of Stockach.
  • 15 Apr 1799
    Russian Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov takes command of Allied forces in Italy.
  • 15 Aug 1799
    The French are defeated at the Battle of Novi; General Barthélemy Joubert is killed.
  • 27 Aug 1799 - 27 Oct 1799
    The Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, led by the Duke of York, ends in failure.
  • 19 Sep 1799 - 26 Sep 1799
    Suvorov crosses the Alps, but arrives in Switzerland too late to aid the Allies.
  • 25 Sep 1799
    The Second Battle of Zurich results in a French victory against an Austro-Russian army.
  • 14 Jun 1800
    First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte narrowly defeats an Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo.
  • 3 Dec 1800
    French General Jean-Victor Moreau beats the Austrians at the Battle of Hohenlinden.
  • 2 Apr 1801
    The British attack a Danish fleet at the First Battle of Copenhagen, because of Denmark's participation in the League of Armed Neutrality.
  • 25 Mar 1802
    The French Republic and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Amiens, ending hostilities between the two nations.