Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Montmirail

Date and place

  • February 11th, 1814 at Montmirail, Marne, Champagne, France.

Involved forces

  • French army (16,300 men), under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian and Russian armies (32,000 men), under General Johann David Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg and Prince Fabian Gottlieb von Osten-Sacken. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: approximately 200 dead or injured. 
  • Allied army: about 4,000 men dead, injured or prisoners. 
Battle of Montmirail (detail)
"Battle of Montmirail" (detail). Painted 1822 by Emile Jean Horace Vernet.

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