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Battle Name : Emmendiengen

Date(s) : 19 October 1796

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [ Austrian ] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French withdrawal westwards had continued more or less unhindered since the 2nd October. The Austrians, under Archduke Charles, had 28,000 men in close proximity although only 10,000 were engaged in this action.


A village in southwest Germany on the river Elz, about 9 miles north of Freiburg.

More details

The French were forced to change their line of withdrawal from westerly to south along the Rhine.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,800 (8.75%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (10.00%)