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Battle Name : Cardedeu

Date(s) : 16 December 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French VII Corps under St Cyr made a rapid move through the mountains to break the Spanish blockade of Barcelona. Many of the General Vive's Catalans were new levies. The French attack was in a single massive column which easily broke the Spanish line. The Spaniards withdrew from the blockade.


A village in Catalonia, northeastern Spain about 10 miles northeast of Barcelona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (4.00%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,500 (50.00%)