The Battle of Pesaro was a minor battle in the Neapolitan War that took place on 28 April 1815 in the town of Pesaro.

Battle of Pesaro
Part of the Neapolitan War

Michele Carrascosa
Date28 April 1815; 209 years ago (1815-04-28)
Pesaro, present-day Italy
43°54′41.73″N 12°54′35.17″E / 43.9115917°N 12.9097694°E / 43.9115917; 12.9097694
Result Austrian victory
 Austrian Empire  Kingdom of Naples
Commanders and leaders
Austrian Empire General Major Geppert[1] Michele Carrascosa [1]
400[1] 3,000[1]
Casualties and losses
25 killed or wounded 200 killed or wounded
250 captured[1]
Battle of Pesaro is located in Europe
Battle of Pesaro
Location within Europe

The main Neapolitan army, commanded by their king, Joachim Murat, was retreating to their original headquarters in Ancona following a string a defeats in Northern Italy at the hands of the Germans. The Neapolitans were being pursued by an Austrian corps under the command of Adam Albert von Neipperg. Just like at the Battle of Cesenatico, a vastly outnumbered Austrian raiding party of hussars and jägers once again successfully attacked a Neapolitan garrison of 3,000 men during the night. The Austrians brought out 250 prisoners with only minor casualties whilst inflicting moderate casualties on the garrison, forcing them to flee during the night.


  1. ^ a b c d e Smith 1998, p. 532.


  • Smith, Digby (1998). The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-276-9.

Further reading

Preceded by
Battle of Cesenatico
Napoleonic Wars
Battle of Pesaro
Succeeded by
Battle of Scapezzano