Battle of Landshut (1809)


Battle of Landshut (1809)

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Landshut
partof=the War of the Fifth Coalition


caption=
date=April 21, 1809
place=Landshut, Bavaria
casus=
territory=
result=French Victory
combatant1=flagicon|Austrian Empire Austria
combatant2=flagicon|France France
flagicon|Bavaria|striped Bavaria
flagicon|Württemberg Württemberg
commander1=General Johann von Hiller
commander2=Napoleon I of France
André Masséna
strength1=36,000
strength2=77,000
casualties1=10,000
casualties2=3,000
notes=
The Battle of Landshut took place on April 21 1809, between the French, Württembergers (VIII Corps) and Bavarians (VII Corps) under Napoleon which numbered about 77,000 strong, and 36,000 Austrians under the General Johann von Hiller. The battle resulted in a French victory.

Course of the Battle

The battle began when General Hiller retreated with about 36,000 men from the battle of Abensberg. The French commander Marshal Lannes went after Hiller, thinking that he had a chance to crush a large part the Austrian army. Along with the force under Marshal Lannes, 57,000 men under Marshal Masséna moved in to intercept Hiller and block him from escaping. The Austrians, though outnumbered, fought hard until Napoleon Bonaparte arrived, when the battle subsequently became a clear French victory.

Casualties

The Austrians suffered a total of approximately 10,000 casualties as well as losing 30 cannon.


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