Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :


Battle Name : Dennewitz

Date(s) : 06 September 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prusso-Swedish Force [Bernadotte] over Franco-Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


Ney's advance on Berlin was blocked by part of Bernadotte's Allied Army of the North. While Ney's frontal attacks were held [just!] the French were hit with a strong flank attack. Ney's poor overall command of the battlefield caused him to split his force rather than concentrating to break the Allied centre or weaker flank. The French withdrew with very heavy losses.


Town of Dennewitz about 40 miles south-west of Berlin, Germany. (Germany)

Casualty figures

Franco-Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
20,000 (44.44%)

Prusso-Swedish Force [Bernadotte]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
8,369 (29.89%)