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Copenhagen [1807]

Battle Name : Copenhagen [1807]

Date(s) : 02 September 1807 - 05 September 1807

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars ,

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over Danish Forces

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The British troops on land were supported by a strong fleet [29 line-of-battle ships] under Admiral Gambier. The whole expedition was a surprise to Europe and in its target, to prevent the Danish fleet [20 line-of-battle ships] from falling into French hands, was most successful. Diplomatically it was a disaster in that it upset most of our former coalition partners and drove Denmark firmly into the French camp.


The capital city of Denmark. (Denmark)

Casualty figures

Danish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,141 (31.41%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
211 (1.51%)