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Battle Name : Hirschau

Date(s) : 11 April 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Isolated sections of Davout's III Corps [French] came into contact with isolated units of Kollowrath's II Corps [Austrians]. The Austrians were intending a full attack on Davout's Corps before other units of the French army could come up. They were unsuccessful.


A village in northeastern Bavaria 10 miles north northeast of Amberg. (Germany)

More details

Napoleon did not arrive on this front from Paris until the 17th April 1809. He arrived in Donauwörth, Berthier's headquarters, before dawn on that day.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
22 (1.83%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
57 (6.00%)