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Battle Name : Erquelinnes

Date(s) : 24 May 1794

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The French took significant losses both in men and materials in this repeat attempt to get established north of the river Sambre. They were successfully repelled by an Austro-Dutch force under Count Kaunitz.


A village in central southern Belgium about 17 miles southwest of Charleroi (Belgium)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,400 (18.00%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian & Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
650 (2.71%)