Battle of Amiens (1870)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Amiens
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date 27 November 1870
Location Amiens, France
Result Prussian victory
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia France France
Commanders and leaders
Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel General Farre
30,000 25,000
Casualties and losses
1,216 soldiers killed
76 officers killed
1,383 soldiers killed or wounded
1,000 soldiers missing

The Battle of Amiens or Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was fought on 27 November 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War, ending in a Prussian victory.

The French under General Jean-Joseph Farre fought the Prussians under Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel in Amiens, France.[1] Having already capitulated at Metz, the French were compelled to leave the city of Amiens. About 1,383 French soldiers were killed and wounded, and about 1,000 were declared to be missing. The Germans lost 1,216 soldiers and 76 officers.


  1. ^ "List of Wars and Battles19th-20th Century". pubquizreference. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  • Bruce, George (1981). Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 0-442-22336-6.

Coordinates: 49°52′03″N 2°31′15″E / 49.8675°N 2.5208°E / 49.8675; 2.5208