Battle of Verdun (1792)

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Battle of Verdun (1792)
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars
Capitulation de Verdun 1792.jpg
The body of Colonel Beaurepaire leaving Verdun after the battle
Date20 August – 2 September 1792
LocationVerdun, France
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
 Kingdom of France  Kingdom of Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Colonel Beaurepaire  Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Strength
3,500–4,000 60,000, 40 guns
Casualties and losses
2,500 8,000

The first Battle of Verdun was fought on 20 August 1792 between French Revolutionary forces and a Prussian army during the opening months of the War of the First Coalition. The Prussians were victorious, gaining a clear westward path to Paris.[1]

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  1. ^ Parker, Geoffrey (2008). The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-521-73806-4. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 49°09′39″N 5°23′18″E / 49.1608°N 5.3884°E / 49.1608; 5.3884