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Battle Name : Schwyz

Date(s) : 14 August 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The casualty figures given are suspect as they are derived from purely French sources. The attack was in part amphibious by eight grenadier companiesacross the Urnersee landing at Brunnen.


A town in central Switzerland giving its name to the district due east of Luzern. (Switzerland)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
168 (1.40%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,018 (22.13%)