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Battle of Craonne

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Date and place

  • March 7th, 1814 at Craonne, Aisne, Picardy, northern France.

Involved forces

  • French army (37,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian and Russian army (90,000 men), under Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

Casualties and losses

  • French army: 5,400 men killed or injured, including marshall Victor and the generals Grouchy and Cambronne. 
  • Allied Army: 5,000 soldiers. 

Aerial panorama of Craonne battlefield

Map of the of battle of Craonne

Napoleonic Battles - Map of battle of Craonne

Picture - "The Battle of Craonne". Painted by Théodore Yung.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of battle of Craonne -


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.