Battle of Mormant

Battle of Mormant
Part of War of the Sixth Coalition
Date17 February 1814
LocationMormant, France
Result French victory
France Imperial France Russian Empire Russian Empire
Austrian Empire Austrian Empire
Commanders and leaders
France Napoleon Russia Pyotr Pahlen
18,000–20,000 4,300
Casualties and losses
600 3,114, 9 guns

The Battle of Mormant (17 February 1814) was fought during the War of the Sixth Coalition between an Imperial French army under Emperor Napoleon I and a division of Russians and Austrians under Count Pyotr Petrovich Pahlen. Enveloped by cavalry and infantry, the outnumbered Allied force was nearly destroyed, with only about a third of its soldiers escaping. This battle and the Battle of Montereau the following day marked the start of a French counteroffensive aiming to drive back Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg's Allied Army of Bohemia. The town of Mormant is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Paris.


Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 2°53′27″E / 48.6078°N 2.8908°E / 48.6078; 2.8908

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