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Battle of Eylau, February 8th, 1807

Date and place

  • February 8th, 1807 at Preußisch Eylau (nowadays Bagrationovsk, Russia), thirty kilometers southeast of Königsberg (today Kaliningrad).

Involved forces

Casualties and losses

  • French army: between 5,800 and 25,000 men according according to differents sources, including a dozen of generals. 
  • Allied army: from 20 to 30,000 men 
Battle of Eylau, February 8th, 1807 (detail)
"Napoleon on the battlefield of Preussisch-Eylau, February 9th, 1807" (detail). Painted 1808 by Antoine-Jean Gros.

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Detail of the map of the battle of Eylau, February 8th, 1807
Map of the battle
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