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Battle Name : Friedberg

Date(s) : 10 July 1796

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

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

Type of battle : Land


General Jourdan, with the whole weight of the Armée de la Sambre-et-Meuse crossed the Rhine and attacked the defending Austrian force. The French superiority of five to one quickly pushed the Austrians back with heavy losses.


A town in western Germany about 13 miles north of Frankfurt.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
700 (2.33%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (16.67%)