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Battle Name : Villach

Date(s) : 24 August 1813

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Leipzig Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over Franco-Italian Forces

Type of battle : Land


A crucial position in this campaign was the town of Villach and its bridge over the river Drau. The French held it, then for some inexplicable reason gave it up. The small Austrian force then fought off all attempts to recapture it. Their use of cannister against the French attacking in column was particularly devastating.


A town on the river Drau close to the Austro-Italian and Austro-Slovenian borders. (Austria)

Casualty figures

Franco-Italian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
702 (23.40%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
251 (50.20%)