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Battle Name : Abensberg

Date(s) : 20 April 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Army over Austrian Army

Type of battle : Land


While Davout's corps [III] continued to hold against the superior numbers of the Austrian right wing and Lefebvre's corps [VII] held the Austrian left wing Napoleon sent Lannes provisional corps through the very weakly held centre.
The Austrian army was hopelessly split with half the army retreating north east and half moving south east. Between three and four thousand Austrians were captured.


The main action took place to the east of the town of Abensberg on the river Aben, Bavaria.

Casualty figures

Austrian Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,872 (31.24%)

French Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
960 (4.68%)