First Battle of Zürich


First Battle of Zürich

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=First Battle of Zürich
partof=the War of the Second Coalition


caption=River Limmat Zürich
date=4 June7 June 1799
place=Zürich, Switzerland
result=Austrian victory
combatant1=flagicon|France France
combatant2=flagicon|Holy Roman Empire Austria
commander1=André Masséna
commander2=Archduke Charles of Austria
strength1=30,000
strength2=40,000
casualties1=1,700
casualties2=3,500
The Helvetic Republic in 1798 became a battlefield of the French Revolutionary Wars. In the First Battle of Zürich on 4 June7 June 1799, French general André Masséna was forced to yield the city to the Austrians under Archduke Charles and retreated beyond the Limmat, where he managed to fortify his positions, resulting in a stalemate.

During the summer, Russian troops under general Korsakov replaced the Austrian troops, and in the Second Battle of Zürich, the French regained control of the city, along with the rest of Switzerland.

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External links

* [http://www.demisoldepress.com/images/map023.jpgMap of the battle]


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