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Battle Name : Ramillies

Date(s) : 23 May 1706

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

Outcome : A victory for British, Dutch, Austrian Allied Army over French Army

Type of battle : Land


Marlborough [62,000] had a few more men than Villeroi [60,000]. The Allies had 120 guns to the French 70. Marlborough drew up his forces on a narrower front than the French and, after an hour of exchanging gun fire he ordered an attack on both wings of the French army. Showing brilliant generalship including leading two charges himself Marlborough won the day decisively. The Allied army reinforced to 100,000 men went on to take Brussels and to clear the French from the Spanish Netherlands.