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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).
French army (75,000 men), under Emperor Napoleon the First.
Russian-Prussian coalition (80,000 men) under russian General
Levin August Gottlieb Theophil (Leonty Leontyevich), Count von Bennigsen
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.
"Napoleon on the battlefield of Preussisch-Eylau, February 9th, 1807" (detail). Painted 1808 by
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