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Grimsel Pass

Battle Name : Grimsel Pass

Date(s) : 14 August 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French moving northeast from their victory at Oberwald came upon a seemingly impregnable Austrian position. This they outflanked and took the Austrian by surprise.


A mountain pass in central Switzerland south of Brienzersee east of the Eiger mountain. (Switzerland)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
60 (2.50%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
700 (26.92%)