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Battle Name : Schweidnitz

Date(s) : 10 January 1807 - 16 February 1807

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Prussian Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The Prussian fortress was inadequately manned with only two thirds of the design number and many of those stragglers, invalids and volunteers. Of its 242 guns many of the gun carriages were rotten. Nearly a quarter of the men deserted, and 4,000 went into captivity. Ninety-seven officers were released on parole.


A Prussian fortress [now called Swidnica] on the river Weistritz about 30 miles southwest of Breslau [Wroclaw]. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
94 (1.18%)

Prussian Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,164 (100.00%)