Battle of María

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Battle of María
Part of the Peninsular War
Date15 June 1809[1]
Location41°33′08″N 0°59′31″W / 41.5522°N 0.9919°W / 41.5522; -0.9919
Result French victory[1]
France First French Empire Spain Kingdom of Spain
Commanders and leaders
First French Empire Louis Gabriel Suchet Spain Joaquín Blake
Units involved
III Corps Army of Aragon
12 guns[1]
23 guns[1]
Casualties and losses
800[1] 4,500[1]
20 guns[1]
Peninsular war: Aragón Catalonia
  current battle

The Battle of María (15 June 1809) saw a small Spanish army led by Joaquín Blake y Joyes face an Imperial French corps under Louis Gabriel Suchet.


The Spanish campaign in early 1809 started with the Battle of Uclés.


After an inconclusive contest earlier in the day, Suchet's cavalry made a decisive charge that resulted in a French victory. Though the Spanish right wing was crushed, the rest of Blake's army got away in fairly good order after abandoning most of its artillery. María de Huerva is located 17 kilometres (10.6 mi) southwest of Zaragoza, Spain. The action occurred during the Peninsular War which was part of the larger struggle known as the Napoleonic Wars.


The Spanish campaign in early 1809 proceeded with the French advance in Catalonia in the Battle of Belchite.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bodart 1908, p. 407.


  • Bodart, Gaston (1908). Militär-historisches Kriegs-Lexikon (1618-1905). Retrieved 23 May 2021.

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Preceded by
Battle of Raab
Napoleonic Wars
Battle of María
Succeeded by
Battle of Graz