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Battle Name : Hohenlinden

Date(s) : 03 December 1800

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French Revolutionary War ,

Outcome : A victory for French Revolutionary Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The battle which brought an end the Second Coalition.
Archduke John attempted to prevent Moreau and the French from advancing on Vienna by blocking the only good road through the Hohenlinden Forest. After some skirmishing on the 2nd, the Austrians made a frontal assault against Ney and the French centre but General Richepanse launched a counter-attack on the Austrian left flank, crumpling it and forcing a general withdrawal. The pursuit turned this into a rout, and as Archduke Charles took over command of the Austrian Army, he sued for peace.


The Hohenlinden forest, 30km east of Munich, Bavaria, Germany (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Revolutionary Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,500 (3.27%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
11,595 (19.92%)