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Battle Name : Kösen

Date(s) : 21 October 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Austro-Prussian Forces over French & Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


A French force was sent to destroy the strategic bridge at Kösen. In a fierce fight the Austro-Prussians held the bridge. The troops captured by the allies were from 7 different nations and some Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guard came over to the Allies.


A village on the river Saale about 4 miles west of Naumburg. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,649 (27.48%)

Austro-Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
928 (16.87%)