Italians military contribution began immediately after the first French occupation of Lombardy (1796) and the creation of the Cisalpine Republic whit the constitution of the Lombard Legion. This Legion went on growing bigger until reaching in 1797 a total force of 15.000 men. With the constitution of 1802 the Cisalpine Republic got the name of Italian Republic. The divisions of the Italic army were brought to three. On 26 May 1805, the Italian Republic changed into Kingdom of Italy. The army of the new kingdom, inserted into the Grande Arme, took part to all Napoleon's campaigns showing the concreteness of its reality. The Italic Kingdom ceased to exist on 18 April 1814. Immediately followed the dissolution of the Italic army that was still compact even if reduced in force and efficiency by lasted fightings. That army had been living for 17 years, during that time had enlisted over 200,000 men and lost about 125,000. 2nd edition.