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(5–6 July 1809)

A battle in the Napoleonic Wars fought between the combined French and Italian forces led by Napoleon, and the Austrians under the Archduke Charles, at the village of Wagram, near Vienna. Napoleon, determined to offset earlier setbacks, ordered a massive attack on the well‐chosen Austrian position. The French, who had been close to defeat, claimed the victory, but their losses outnumbered those of the Austrians. It was followed by the Treaty of Schönbrunn, in which Austria lost territory and agreed to join the Continental System against Britain.

Subjects: World History — Military History.


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