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Zürich, the second battle of

Battle Name : Zürich, the second battle of

Date(s) : 25 September 1799 - 26 September 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War , The Swiss campaign of 1799 ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Russian]

Type of battle : Land


One of a complex group of three actions. A major attack by the French army of the Danube under Masséna simultaneously attacking the Russian forces of the coalition armies, Zürich, while his detached third division attacked the Austro-Russians on the Linth river. The two battles were separated by the length of Lake Zürich. In a third action, Näfels, repulsed Austrian attempts to cross the Linth.
At Zürich Korsakov's Russians were routed. See Linth river and Näfels.


The city of Zürich, Switzerland. (Switzerland)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,000 (11.94%)

Coalition Forces [Russian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
8,000 (40.81%)