Battle of Fère-Champenoise

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Battle of Fère-Champenoise
Part of the War of the Sixth Coalition
Battle of La Fère-Champenoise 1814.png
Date 25 March 1814
Location near Fère-Champenoise, France
Result Coalition victory
Belligerents
France French Empire Austrian Empire Austrian Empire
Kingdom of Württemberg Württemberg
Russia Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
France Auguste Marmont
France Adolphe Mortier
Austrian Empire Karl Schwarzenberg
Russia Peter Wittgenstein
Kingdom of Württemberg Crownprince William
Strength
12,700 infantry,
4,000 cavalry,
84 guns
12,000 cavalry,
48 guns
Casualties and losses
5,000 2,000

The Battle of Fère-Champenoise was fought on 25 March 1814, between a French army and a cavalry force of Austria, Russia and the Kingdom of Württemberg. The battleground was near the town Fère-Champenoise, 40 km southwest of Châlons-sur-Marne, Marne département. The French were led by Auguste Marmont, while the Coalition forces were led by Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg. After six hours of battle, the French were routed and Schwarzenberg was victorious.

See also[edit]

  • Fershampenuaz, a village in Russia named in memory of the battle.

References and notes[edit]

Smith, Digby. "The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Databook". Greenhill Books, 1998

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] The battle of La Fère-Champenoise on allempires.com

Coordinates: 48°45′00″N 4°05′54″E / 48.75°N 4.0983°E / 48.75; 4.0983

↑ The Battle of La Fère-Champenoise, 1814