Battle o Austerlitz

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Battle o Austerlitz
Part of the War o the Third Coaleetion
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Napoléon at the Battle of Austerlitz, bi François Gérard (Galerie des Batailles, Versailles).
Date 2 December 1805
Location Austerlitz, Moravie, Austrick Empire
(nou Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic)

49°8′N 16°46′E / 49.133°N 16.767°E / 49.133; 16.767Coordinates: 49°8′N 16°46′E / 49.133°N 16.767°E / 49.133; 16.767
Result Decisive French victory
Belligerents
 Fraunce Roushie Empire Roushie Empire
 Holy Roman Empire
Commanders an leaders
Napoleon I Alexander I
Mikhail Kutuzov
Francis II
Strenth
67,000[1] 85,400[2]
Casualties an losses
1,305 dead,
6,940 wounded,
573 capturt,
1 staundart lost[3]
Tot: 9,000
16,000 dead or woondit,
20,000 capturt,
186 guns lost,
45 staundarts lost[4]
Tot: 36,000

The Battle o Austerlitz (December 2, 1805/11 Frimaire An XIV FRC), an aa kent as the Battle of the Three Emperors, wis ane o the maist important an decisive engagements o the Napoleonic Wars.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. French nummers at the battle vary dependin on the accoont; 65,000, 67,000, 73,000, or 75,000 are ither figurs eften present in the leeteratur. The discrepancy arises acause aboot 7,000 men o Davout's III Corps war nae at the battle richt when it stairtit. Includin or nae includin these truips is a matter o preference (in this airticle, they will be includit as separate frae the 67,000 French soldiers oreeginally on the field). David G. Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon. p. 416 gives 67,000 (without Davout's III Corps)
  2. Allied nummers at the battle vary dependin on the accoont; 73,000, 84,000, or 85,000 are ither figures eften present in the leeteratur. Andrew Uffindell, Great Generals of the Napoleonic Wars. p. 25 gives 73,000. David G. Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon. p. 417 gives 85,000. In Napoleon and Austerlitz (1997), Scott Bowden writes that the tradeetional nummer gien for the Allies, 85,000, reflects thair theoretical strenth, an nae the true nummers present on the battlefield.
  3. David G. Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon. p. 432
  4. Andrew Roberts, Napoleon, A Life. p. 390