Battle of Cholet

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Battle of Cholet
Part of the French Revolutionary War
Date17 October, 1793
LocationMaine-et-Loire, France
Result French Republican victory
First French Republic Vendéen Royalists
Commanders and leaders
General Léchelle Gigot d’Elbée 
25,000 40,000
Casualties and losses
4,000 killed or wounded

ca 8,000 killed, wounded, or missing

12 cannons lost

The Battle of Cholet was fought on 17 October 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, between French Republican forces under General Léchelle and French Royalist Forces under Gigot d’Elbée. The battle was fought in the town of Cholet in the Maine-et-Loire department of France, and ended in a French Republican victory. Gigot d’Elbée was killed in the battle and Royalist insurgent Marquis de Bonchamps was fatally wounded.


  • Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998.