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Battle Name : Evora

Date(s) : 29 July 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish-Portugese Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French under Loison were re-establishing communications after the rising against their army of occupation of Portugal. They easily defeated the force opposing them and went on to slaughter as many as 6,000 of the occupants of the town who tried to defend their medieval walls.


A town in central Portugal about 72 miles east of Lisbon. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
290 (3.30%)

Spanish-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (68.97%)