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1805 – Austrian General Mack surrenders his army at the Battle of Ulm.

20 October

The Battle of Ulm fought on 16–19 October 1805 was a series of skirmishes, at the end of the Ulm Campaign, which allowed Napoleon to trap an entire Austrian army under the command of Karl Freiherr Mack von Leiberich with minimal losses and to force its surrender near Ulm in the Electorate of Bavaria. Continue reading “1805 – Austrian General Mack surrenders his army at the Battle of Ulm.”

1812 – Battle of Borodino

7 September – On this day

The Battle of Borodino, fought on this day in 1812, was a major engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around a quarter of a million troops and produced at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. Continue reading “1812 – Battle of Borodino”

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