Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube

Date and place

  • March 20th, 1814 at Arcis-sur-Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France.

Involved forces

  • French army (20,000 then 28,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First.  
  • Austrian army (43,000 then 80,000 men) under Prince Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg.  

Casualties and losses

  • French Army: 1,700 killed, injured or missing, 800 prisoners, 3 cannons  
  • Allied Army: around 4,000 men killed, injured or lost  
Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube (detail)
"Napoleon at Arcis-sur-Aube" (detail). Painted by Jean-Adolphe Beaucé.
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