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Espinosa de los Monteros

Battle Name : Espinosa de los Monteros

Date(s) : 10 November 1808 - 11 November 1808

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Spaniards led by Blake, being pursued by Victor's I Corps, turned to support his rearguard. For the first day they stood firm and fought well. On the second day the French broke the centre and the whole line collapsed.
Subsequently to this battle many Spaniards deserted reducing Blake's force to around 12,000 men.


A town on the Rio Trueba in the Cantabrian mountains of northern Spain about 34 miles southwest of Bilbao. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,100 (5.24%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (12.50%)