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  DATE

Location / Name 

Attackers

Defenders

Victory

1798  

Battle of the Pyramids (Egypt)

 

Napoléon Bonaparte

France

20 000 soldiers

Murad Bey
(Ottoman Empire / Mamluks)

21 000 Mamluks

 

France

 

 

Wojciech Kossak (1896), Battle of the Pyramids

Wojciech Kossak (1896), Battle of the Pyramids (Public Domain)

 

1805  

Battle of Trafalgar

 

Pierre de Villeneuve / Federico Gravina

France : 26 ships

Spain : 15 ships

Horatio Nelson

United Kingdom

33 ships

 
United Kingdom
 

Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)

Public Domain Image (expired copyright)

 

 

 

1805  

Battle of Austerlitz

 

Empereur Napoléon 1er

France

65 000 soldiers

Francis II / Alexander I

Austria and Russia

83 000 soldiers

France
 

Battle of Austerlitz, December 1st 1805 at 18:00

Battle of Austerlitz, December 2nd 1805 at 09:00

Battle of Austerlitz, December 2nd 1805 at 14:00

Maps Courtesy of the Department of History, United States Military Academy (Public Domain)

 

 

 

 

1806  

Battle of Jena-Auerstedt

 

Empereur Napoléon 1er / Louis Nicolas Davout

France

Jena : 60 000 soldiers

Auerstedt : 27 000 soldiers

 

General Friedrich Hohenloe /
Duke of Brunswick /
Gebhard von Blücher

Prussia

Saxony

Jena : 90 000 soldiers

Auerstedt : 53 000 soldiers

 

France
 

Horace Vernet (1789-1863), The Battle of Jena, Won by Napoleon

Horace Vernet (1789-1863), The Battle of Jena, Won by Napoleon, Musée de Versailles (Public Domain)

 

 

 

1813  

Battle of Leipzig

 

Empereur Napoléon 1er

France

195 000 soldiers

Austria, Prussia, Russia,
Saxony, Sweden

430 000 soldiers

Austrian, Prussian, Russian, Saxon and Swedish Allies

 

October 16th, 1813

Battle of Leipzig on October 16th, 1813

 

October 18th, 1813

Battle of Leipzig on October 18th, 1813

Source: Maps by Andrei Nacu (released into the public domain)

 

1815  

Battle of Waterloo (Belgium)

 

Empereur Napoléon 1er

France

74 000 soldiers

 

Duke of Wellington

England and Prussia

95 503 soldiers

 

 
England and Prussia
 

Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815)

Source: Map by Ipankonin (released into the public domain)

 

 


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