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St Michael-Leoben

Battle Name : St Michael-Leoben

Date(s) : 25 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrian commander, Baron von Jellacic, was belatedly moving to rejoin Archduke John's army at Graz. He had detached his cavalry and artillery as being of no use in the mountains. His force was caught by Grenier's division of the Army of Italy and lost over two thirds of the men as killed, wounded or captured.


A village in the Austrian Tyrol on the river Mur about 4 miles southwest of Leoben. (Austria)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
670 (5.58%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,523 (72.48%)