Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Reims

Date and place

  • March 13th, 1814 at Reims, Champagne, northeast France

Involved forces

  • French army (10,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon I.  
  • Russian and Prussian army (15,000 men), under General Guillaume Emmanuel Guignard de Saint-Priest.  

Casualties and losses

  • French army: 700 men.  
  • Russian and Prussian army: 700 killed; 1,500 wounded; 2,500 prisoners; eleven cannons.  
Battle of Reims (detail)
"Entrance of Napoleon into Reims" (detail). Painted by Laurent Detouche.
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