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Battle Name : Feistritz/Rosenthal

Date(s) : 06 September 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French were attempting to secure their communications with their southern wing in Slovenia. The Austrians set up this strongly fortified position but were too few in numbers to protect their flanks. [Both sets of casualty figures are suspect, given the French officer casualties one would expect their overall figure to be much higher]


A village on the river Drau about 19 miles southwest of Klagenfurt. (Austria)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (3.95%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (24.24%)