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Battle Name : Quiberon

Date(s) : 16 July 1795 - 20 July 1795

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War ,

Outcome : A victory for French Republican Forces over French Royalist Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French Royalist force had a significant element of Emigrés recruited and supported by the English. Unfortunately many of the 'Royalists' were Republicans captured in the Netherlands and pressed into sevice. They deserted en-masse carrying details of the Royalist defence to the enemy. The Royalists suffered a resounding defeat.


A peninsular on the southern coast of Brittany, western France, about 20 miles south of the port of Lorient.

Casualty figures

French Republican Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (3.85%)

French Royalist Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
8,000 (47.06%)