Battle of Cerignola
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Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba finds the corpse of Louis d'Armagnac.
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The Battle of Cerignola was fought on April 28, 1503, between
De Córdoba's troops faced a professional French army based on the Ordonnance reforms, relying on the heavily armoured cavalry of the Compagnies d'ordonnance and mercenary Swiss pikemen, but this army had more artillery than the Spanish had. This paradox would be constant in the French armies through the first half of the sixteenth century. The French artillery would not arrive in time to take active part in the battle, however..