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Battle Name : Belchite

Date(s) : 18 June 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


After the battle at Maria de Huerve Blake fell back on his supplies at Belchite. Suchet's reinforced French force followed up. The battle was fairly even until a Frech shot resulted in the explosion of a number of Spanish ammunition wagons. Many of the raw Spanish troops panicked, threw down their weapons and ran.


A small town on the north bank of the Rio Aguas in north eastern Spain about 25 miles south east of Zaragoza. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (1.54%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (16.85%)