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Zermanja River

Battle Name : Zermanja River

Date(s) : 26 April 1809 - 30 April 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


This engagement was not one single event but the seizure of five separate river crossings over the river Zermanja. The smaller force of Austrians were largely successful because they took the initiative and were able to select the point of attack.


A river in Dalmatia at one point about 28 miles east of Zara [now Zadar] Croatia. (Croatia)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,200 (8.57%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
250 (3.13%)