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Badajoz, French siege

Battle Name : Badajoz, French siege

Date(s) : 26 January 1811 - 09 March 1811

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Peninsular Army [Soult's Corps] over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Soult made little progress in the face of determined Spanish resistance but on the death of the commander, Gen Menacho, the French were able to deceive and bluff the new commander into a surrender.


The fortress of Badajoz on the Spanish side of the Portugese border about 120 miles due East of Lisbon. (Spain)

Casualty figures

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,980 (94.32%)

French Peninsular Army [Soult's Corps]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,900 (11.24%)