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Battle Name : Fére-Champenoise

Date(s) : 25 March 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Marshalls Mortier and Marmont combined to stand between the Allies and Paris. [Napoleon had moved south presuming the Allies were still pursuing him.] The Allies were massively superior in cavalry [over 14,000 to 4,000] which did great work in breaking infantry squares e.g. A Brigade of the Young Guard were surrounded and cut down. The French fell back towards Paris.


A town about 74 miles east of Paris, northern France. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,500 (30.95%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (7.14%)