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Battle Name : Danzig

Date(s) : 10 March 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 [Grande Armee] over Prussian Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The fortified port city of Danzig was well stocked but inadequately manned the optimum being 40,000 troops. Attempts to relieve it by sea were foiled when the French took many of the off shore islands. Most of the troops were evacuated two days before the surrender which Napoleon accepted on generous terms for the Prussians because he was anxious to get control of the port.


The fortified port of Danzig [now Gdansk] on the Baltic coast of West Prussia [now Poland]. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,133 (13.63%)

Prussian Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,035 (19.38%)