Battle of Wiesloch (1799)

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For the battles near Wiesloch during the Thirty Years' War, see Battle of Mingolsheim and Battle of Wiesloch (1632).
Battle of Wiesloch (1799)
Part of War of the Second Coalition
Wiesloch in HD.svg
Location of Wiesloch in Baden-Württemberg
Date 3 December 1799
Location Wiesloch
Result Austrian victory
Belligerents
 Austrian Empire France French Republic
Commanders and leaders
Count Anton Sztáray Claude Lecourbe
Strength
5,000 17,000
Casualties and losses
500 (10%) 1,500 (8.82%)

The Battle of Wiesloch (German: Schlacht bei Wiesloch) occurred on 3 December 1799, during the War of the Second Coalition, part of the French Revolutionary Wars.[1] Lieutenant Field Marshal Anton Count Sztáray de Nagy-Mihaly commanded the far right wing protecting the main Austrian army in Swabia, under the command of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen. With the victory at Wiesloch (on 3 December), Sztáray's force drove the French from the right bank of the Rhine and relieved the fortress at Philippsburg.

Coordinates: 49°17′37″N 8°40′20″E / 49.2935°N 8.6721°E / 49.2935; 8.6721

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  1. ^ "On this day in history, December 3". 2014 Cox Television Tulsa, LLC. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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