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Napoléon & Empire

Battle of Brienne

Date and place

  • January 29th, 1814 at Brienne-le-Château, Champagne, northeastern France.

Involved forces

  • French army (30,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian and Russian army (25,000 men) under Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

Casualties and losses

  • French Army: 3 to 4,000 men killed, injured or lost. 
  • Allied Army;: 4,000 men killed, injured or lost. 

Aerial panoram of Brienne battlefield


Map of the battle of Brienne

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Brienne

Picture - "Battle of Brienne, January 29th, 1814". Painted by Theodore Yung.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Brienne -

Photos Credits

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

Video credits

The shots are by Didier Grau, the editing by Lionel A. Bouchon