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Battle Name : Mâcon

Date(s) : 11 March 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French force was smaller in number and weaker in morale than the Austrians. The general movement of the Austrians was towards the north east. By taking Mâcon and control of the Saône valley they were cutting off Lyon and the southeast of France.


A town on the river Saône about 45 miles north of Lyon, France. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,300 (21.67%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
900 (11.25%)