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Battle Name : Linz-Urfahr

Date(s) : 17 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French & Allied Forces [Württemberg & Saxon] over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Bernadotte's [VIII Württemberg] Corps had been placed here on the Danube to deal with the threat of an Austrian push south from Bohemia. The Austrian assault was tentative and poorly coordinated. French allied cavalry charged the Austrian guns and took them. Although their casualties were lighter the Austrians failed to obtain their objective.


Two villages on the Danube near the confluence of the river Traun in the Oberösterreich province of Austria. (Austria)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces [Württemberg & Saxon]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.22%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
891 (5.94%)