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Battle Name : Fleurus

Date(s) : 16 June 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [Austrian & Dutch] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


This was another [fifth] attempt by the French to establish a bridgehead over the river Sambre. Although the coalition force was smaller not all of the French were brought into the action. The French in addition to their casualties lost a large amount of guns and equipment.


A village in central southern Belgium 5 miles northeast of Charleroi. (Belgium)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (4.11%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian & Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (7.32%)