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Napoléon & Empire

Battle of Aspern-Essling

Date and place

  • May 21st and 22nd, 1809 at Lobau, a swampy area near Vienna, Austria.

Involved forces

  • French army (90,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Austrian army (75,000 men) under Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: about 6,000 killed, including Marshall Jean Lannes, 20,000 injured or prisoners. 
  • Austrian army: over 24,000 men out of combat (killed, injured, prisoners). 

Map of the battle of Aspern-Essling

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Aspern-Essling

Picture - "Napoleon returning to Lobau Island after the Battle of Essling". Painted 1812 by Charles Meynier.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Aspern-Essling -

Photos Credits

  Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
  Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
  Photos by Floriane Grau.
  Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
  Photos by Didier Grau.
  Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.