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Battle of Lützen

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Date and place

  • May 2nd, 1813 near Lützen, eighteen kilometers southwest of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

Involved forces

  • French army (120,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian and Russian armies (73,000 men) under Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher and Count Ludwig Adolf Peter of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Ludwigsburg. 

Picture - "Napoleon the First at the Battle of Lützen, May 2nd, 1813". Painted by Louis-François Couche.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of battle of Lützen -


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.