Battle of Verdun (1792)

Battle of Verdun (1792)
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars

The body of Colonel Beaurepaire leaving Verdun after the battle
Date20 August – 2 September 1792
LocationVerdun, France
Result Prussian victory
 Kingdom of the French Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Colonel Beaurepaire  Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
3,500–4,000 40,000, 40 guns
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The first Battle of Verdun was fought on August 20, 1792, between French Revolutionary forces and a Prussian army during the opening months of the War of the First Coalition. The Prussians were victorious, gaining a clear westward path to Paris.[1]

See also


  1. Parker, Geoffrey (2008). The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-521-73806-4. Retrieved 22 January 2012.

Coordinates: 49°09′39″N 5°23′18″E / 49.1608°N 5.3884°E / 49.1608; 5.3884

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