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Le Cateau

Battle Name : Le Cateau

Date(s) : 29 March 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [Austrian] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Only 7,000 Austrians came into the action but there were almost double the number available nearby. Even at the 'disadvantage' of two to one against the Austrians still won the day.


A town in northern France on the river Selle 18 miles due south of Valenciennes. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,200 (8.00%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (4.29%)