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Battle Name : Girona

Date(s) : 06 June 1809 - 10 December 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The two French Corps were assigned to Siege Force and Covering Force. The majority of French losses were due to sickness, two of their generals died of malaria. The Spanish defence was exceptionally determined including many local volunteers and a battalion of women. Girona was reinforced on two occasions. Only 4,248 were fit at the time of the surrender.


A fortified town in northeastern Spain about 50 miles northeast of Barcelona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
15,000 (44.12%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
9,371 (100.00%)