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Battle Name : Ostrach

Date(s) : 21 March 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French Army of the Rhine commanded by General Jourdan met stiffer opposition than their comrades in the Army of the Danube. Archduke Charles commanded experienced Austrian troops and the French advance was repulsed.


A village in southwestern Germany about 14 miles north of the Bodensee and 10 miles southeast of Sigmaringen.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,000 (14.29%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,250 (8.65%)