French invasion of Switzerland

The French invasion of Switzerland (French: Campagne d'Helvétie, German: Franzoseneinfall) occurred from January to May 1798 as part of the French Revolutionary Wars. The independent Old Swiss Confederacy collapsed from the invasion and simultaneous internal revolts called the "Helvetic Revolution". The Swiss Ancien Régime institutions were abolished and replaced by the centralised Helvetic Republic, one of the Sister Republics.

French invasion of Switzerland
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars

The Last Days of Old Bern, Friedrich Walthard
Date28 January – 17 May 1798
Location
Result

French victory

Belligerents
France Switzerland
Commanders and leaders
Guillaume Brune Karl Ludwig von Erlach [de]

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