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Mesa de Ibor

Battle Name : Mesa de Ibor

Date(s) : 17 March 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


Many of the Spanish troops were new levies or local militia. On the 'French' side the troops were from Holland, Baden, Hessen and Nassau but they were French led and battle hardened.


A town in the mountains of the Sierra de Altamira, western Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
498 (16.60%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,800 (36.00%)