French Revolutionary War
French Revolution Montage (No Napoleon)
Date 1789–1797
Location France, Central Europe, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, West Indies
Result French victory; Treaty of Campo Formio
  • Execution of King Louis Louis XVI
  • France is recognized as a republic
  • Several territorial concessions
Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806) Holy Roman Empire

Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806) Habsburg Monarchy
Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701-1750) Prussia (left 1795)
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800) Great Britain (from 1793)
Royal Standard of Ireland (1542–1801) Ireland (from 1793)
Royal Standard of the Kingdom of France French Royalists
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) Spain (1793–1796)
Flag Portugal (1707) Portugal
Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia Sardinia
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1738) Naples and Sicily
Prinsenvlag Dutch Republic (left 1795)

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Flag of Italy French client republics

Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) Spain (from 1796)
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The French Revolutionary War, lasting from 1789 until 1797, was a major war fought between the French Revolutionary government and several other European states. The war had been primarily fought to end absolute monarchy in France and instead to become a republic.

Marked by French revolutionary fervor and military innovations, the campaigns saw the French Revolutionary Armies defeat a number of opposing coalitions. Revolutionaries saw armed conflict on numerous fronts, both in France and in neighboring countries. The war concluded with the Treaty of Campo Formio, with the international recognition of France as a republic. France also expanded its territorial extent into the Low Countries, Italy, and the Rhineland.


Course of the war

War of the First Coalition (No Napoleon)

Belligerents of the French Revolution

Opening conflicts

1789 to 1792

1793 to 1797

Treaty of Campo Formino