Napoleon & Empire
Battle of Auerstaedt
Date and place
- October 14th, 1806 at Auerstaedt (now Auerstedt), Duchy of Saxony, fifteen kilometers north of Jena, Weimarer Land district of Thuringia, Germany.
- French army's III Corps (20,000 to 26,000 men), under Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout.
- Prussian army (60,500 men) under King Frederick William III and General Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
"Battle of Auerstaedt" (detail). Painted 1879 by Gaspard Gobaut.
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