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Leipzig - The Battle of the Nations

Battle Name : Leipzig - The Battle of the Nations

Date(s) : 16 October 1813 - 18 October 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Allied Army over Grande Armée

Type of battle : Land


Napoleon had allowed himself to be driven/drawn into a position around the city of Leipzig. His tired and ill-nourished troops were outnumbered three to two. Fresh allied corps were not too distant and were moving to support. There were large losses on both sides in the three days of heavy fighting. A failure by the Allies to cover one line of retreat with sufficient troops enabled Napoleon and a significant portion [about 80,000 came back over the river Saale] of the Grand Armée to escape.


A major city in eastern Germany. (Germany)

Casualty figures

Grande Armée

Number engaged :

Casualties :
95,000 (46.77%)

Allied Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
53,774 (14.86%)