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Battle of Bautzen
Date and place
May 20th and 21st, 1813 on the Spree river, near Bautzen, Saxony, Germany.
French army, with additional troops from Wurttemberg, Baden, Hessen, Saxony and Kingdom of Italy (180,000 men), under Emperor Napoleon the First.
Russian-Prussian army (100,000 men), under Marshal Ludwig Adolf Peter of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Ludwigsburg.
Casualties and losses
French army: 12 to 15,000 soldier out of combat, 800 prisoners.
Russian-Prussian army: 18,000 killed, injured or missing.
"The Battle of Bautzen in 1813 - Napoleon, surrounded by his officers, receives a messenger" (detail). After Hippolyte Bellangé.
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