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Figueras [3]

Battle Name : Figueras [3]

Date(s) : 04 May 1811 - 19 August 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The Spanish took the fortress on the 10th April 1811 [see Figueras 1] and garrisonned it with 5 weak regular battalions. The remainder of the garrison were made up from volunteers and Miqueletes [Catalan irregular mountain troops]. In May Napoleon had ordered an immediate re-capture of the fortress but the Spanish put up such a determined defence the immediate became over three months. The Spanish dead numbered 1,500 the French lost nearly three times that number. A French victory but a long expensive one.


A fortress in the province of Catalonia, Spain, about 75 miles northeast of Barcelona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,000 (26.67%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
7,000 (100.00%)