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Battle Name : Dänholm

Date(s) : 25 August 1807

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Swedish Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The Swedes having surrendered Stralsund [20th August 1807] attempted to hold the island causeway connecting the mainland to the island of Rügen. They were outnumbered and 'out engineered' with four companies of sappers, mineurs and pontonniers among the French troops. A French Naval Captain commanded the attacking force.


A fortified island betwenn Rügen and the mainland of Germany. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
41 (3.42%)

Swedish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
642 (71.33%)