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Battle of Auerstaedt

Date and place

  • October 14th, 1806 at Auerstaedt (now Auerstedt), Duchy of Saxony, fifteen kilometers north of Jena, Weimarer Land district of Thuringia, Germany.

Involved forces

  • French army's III Corps (20,000 to 26,000 men), under Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout
  • Prussian army (60,500 men) under King Frederick William III and General Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: around 4,500 killed, injured or missing. 
  • Prussian army: 10,000 dead or wounded (including the Commander in chief and several others marshals and generals), 3,000 prisoners, 115 cannons. 
Battle of Auerstaedt (detail)
"Battle of Auerstaedt" (detail). Painted 1879 by Gaspard Gobaut.
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Detail ot the map of the battle of Auerstaedt
Map of the battle
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