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Battle Name : Königswartha

Date(s) : 19 May 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French Allies [Italian]

Type of battle : Land


In the presence of a far superior force the Italians made the fundamental error of not putting out an adequate security screen. They were overwhelmed losing more than a third of their troops.


A village in Saxony about 10 miles north of Bautzen. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Italian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,900 (34.12%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,100 (5.50%)