Military List Of French invasion of Russia Battles

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List of every major French invasion of Russia battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous French invasion of Russia battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the French invasion of Russia, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this French invasion of Russia list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these French invasion of Russia battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list has a variety of battles in it, from Battle of Valutino to Battle of Berezina.
Battle of Berezina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of French invasion of Russia Battles
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The Battle of Berezina took place from 26 to 29 November 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina, and the Russian armies under Mikhail Kutuzov, Peter Wittgenstein and Admiral Pavel Chichagov. The battle ended with a mixed outcome. The French suffered very heavy losses but managed to cross the river and avoid being trapped. Since then "Bérézina" has been used in French as a synonym for "disaster." ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Berezina River, Belarus

Part of: Napoleonic Wars, Russian campaign of 1812

Combatants: Duchy of Warsaw, First French Empire, Russian Empire

Commanders: Pavel Chichagov, Mikhail Kutuzov, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Nicolas Oudinot, + more

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Battle of Borodino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of French invasion of Russia Battles
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The Battle of Borodino, fought on September 7, 1812, was a major engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and produced at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon's Grande Armée launched an attack against the Russian army, driving the latter back from their initial positions but failing to score a decisive victory. Both armies were exhausted after the battle and the Russians withdrew from the field the following day. Borodino represented the last Russian effort at stopping the French advance on Moscow, which fell a week later; but because the Russian army was ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Borodino (village), Mozhaysky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia

Part of: Napoleonic Wars, Russian campaign of 1812

Combatants: First French Empire, Russian Empire

Commanders: Mikhail Kutuzov, Napoleon Bonaparte, Akim Karpov

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The Battle of Chashniki, sometimes called the Battle of Czasniki from the Polish spelling, was fought during Napoleon's invasion of Russia, on 31 October 1812, between Russian forces under General Wittgenstein, and the French army, commanded by Marshal Victor. This battle was a failed effort by the French to reestablish their northern "Dvina Line", which had crumbled as a result of Wittgenstein's victory at the Second battle of Polotsk just two weeks earlier. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Chashniki, Belarus

Part of: Russian campaign of 1812

Combatants: First French Empire, Russian Empire

Commanders: Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Peter Wittgenstein

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Battle of Klyastitsy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of French invasion of Russia Battles
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The Battle of Klyastitsy, also called battle of Yakubovo, was a series of military engagements which took place in 1812 near the village of Klyastitsy on the road between Polotsk and Sebezh. In this battle the Russian corps under the command of Peter Wittgenstein, stood up to the French corps under the command of Marshal Nicolas Oudinot. The result was inconclusive, with both sides suffering heavy losses and retreating along their communication lines after the battle. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Rasony Raion

Part of: Russian campaign of 1812

Combatants: First French Empire, Russian Empire

Commanders: Nicolas Oudinot, Peter Wittgenstein

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