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Battle Name : Hof

Date(s) : 06 February 1807

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


Murat's Reserve Cavalry Corps with infantry support caught the Russian Rearguard [Barclay de Tolly]. Fierce fighting resulted in serious losses on both sides. While the rear guard was pinned the whole Russian retreat slowed and this convinced Napoleon that a major battle was imminent.


A village in East Prussia [now Poland] a little more than 10 miles from Preussich-Eylau. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (15.00%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (28.57%)