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Battle Name : Hameln

Date(s) : 22 November 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Jena and Auerstädt Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Allies [Dutch] over Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The strong well stocked fortified town fell as much to the to the psychological pressure as to the military force of the Dutch division of the Grande Armee. Although their commander, the 75 year old General Schöler, had surrendered about 9,000 of the Prussian troops made good their escape.


A town on the eastern bank of the river Weser about 22 miles southwest of Hanover. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Dutch]

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Prussian Forces

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Casualties :
600 (6.00%)