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Battle Name : Zaragoza

Date(s) : 15 June 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French under Lefebvre had brushed aside other Spanish forces when they came up against the 1,600 troops and the armed citizens of Zaragoza under José Palafox. The French were bloodily repulsed and fell back to besiege the city.


The capital city of Aragon, northern Spain, on the south bank of the river Ebro. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
700 (11.67%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (12.50%)