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Battle of Hanau, October 30th, 1813

Date and place

  • October 30th, 1813 at Hanau, Hesse, Germany, twenty-five kilometers east of Frankfurt-am-Main.

Involved forces

  • French army (17,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Austrian and Bavarian army (43,000 men) under Field Marshal Karl Philipp Fürst von Wrede. 
Battle of Hanau, October 30th, 1813 (detail)
"Schlacht bei Hanau" (detail). Painted 1814 by Wilhelm von Kobell.

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