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Battle of Brienne

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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 of battle of Brienne

Napoleonic Battles - Map of battle of Brienne

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

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of battle of Brienne -


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.