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Battle Name : Znaim

Date(s) : 10 July 1809 - 11 July 1809

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French & Allied Forces and Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians, under Archduke Charles, had halted and, as peace negotiations were under way, proposed a cease-fire. Marmont, although outnumbered, would not agree and committed his corps to battle. Massena had no option but to support him and brought his corps into action the following day. The Austrians were also reinforced on the 11th. Both sides fought hard and suffered similar casualties. Neither gained the ground and on his arrival Napoleon agreed a cease-fire. This was the last battle of the Danube campaign.


A town on the river Thaya about 47 miles north-northwest of Vienna. (Slovak Republic)