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Battle Name : Büsingen

Date(s) : 01 May 1800

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Army of the Rhine] over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


This was the opening action in the Rhine army campaign. The French advanced guard met a detached force of Austrians. The Austrians fell back towards their main body.


A village on the Rhine in southwestern Germany 2½ miles east of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of the Rhine]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (8.33%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,150 (28.75%)