Battle of Wiesloch (1799)

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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. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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