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Battle Name : Olivenza

Date(s) : 11 January 1811 - 23 January 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This was a very weak Spanish effort to defend an unrepaired ruin. French siege guns began arriving on the 19th and all were in place by the 22nd. The aged Governor surrendered the following day.


A fortress in western Spain about 15 miles southwest of Badajoz and 10 miles from the Portugese border. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
55 (0.92%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,361 (100.00%)