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Battle Name : Wasen

Date(s) : 31 May 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 Austrians may have been expecting the same kind of easy victory as they had at Urseren two days before. Unfortunately for them the French were equal to them in numbers and very experienced troops. The French won the day. The casualty figures quoted are open to question.


A village in central Switzerland about 19 miles northeast of the city of Bern. (Switzerland)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
177 (2.21%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,410 (30.13%)