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Medina del Rioseco

Battle Name : Medina del Rioseco

Date(s) : 14 July 1808

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


For the second time in three days General Cuesta drew up his forces with appalling ineptitude. The two wings were drawn up so far apart that they could not give mutual support and after the battle commenced were not in visual contact. Bessières, commanding the French, saw these errors and acted accordingly. He disposed of one Spanish wing [Blake's] and the other wing turned and fled. The French went on to take the town.


A town in the province of Castilla-Leon in Spain 25 miles northwest of Valladolid. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,100 (8.03%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,250 (15.22%)