Battles French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire

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List of First French Empire battles in the French invasion of Russia, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in French invasion of Russia involving the First French Empire is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these French invasion of Russia battles that involved French invasion of Russia you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

List is made up of items like Battle of Waterloo and Battle of Austerlitz.

This list answers the question, "What French invasion of Russia battles was First French Empire involved in?"

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Battle of Berezina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Berezina River, Belarus - 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 ...more

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Battle of Borodino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Borodino (village), Mozhaysky District, Moscow Oblast - 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 ...more

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Battle of Czasniki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Chashniki, Belarus - 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 ...more

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Battle of Klyastitsy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Rasony Raion - 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 ...more

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Battle of Krasnoi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Krasny, Krasninsky District, Smolensk Oblast - The Battle of Krasnoi was a series of skirmishes fought in the final stage of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. The Russians under General Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov inflicted heavy losses on ...more

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Battle of Maloyaroslavets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Maloyaroslavets, Russia - The Battle of Maloyaroslavets took place on 24 October 1812, between the Russians, under Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, and part of the corps of Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleon's ...more

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Battle of Ostrovno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Vitsebsk, Belarus - The Battle of Ostrovno was a military engagement that took place on 25 July 1812, between French forces under the command of King of Naples Joachim Murat and Russian forces under General ...more

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Battle of Saltanovka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Mogilev, Belarus - The Battle of Saltanovka was a battle of the 1812 French invasion of Russia. The Russian 2nd Army, led by Pyotr Bagration aimed to join main Russian army under Barclay de Tolly after the French ...more

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Battle of Smolensk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Smolensk, Russia - The Battle of Smolensk, the first major battle of the French invasion of Russia took place on August 16–18, 1812, between 175,000 men of the Grande Armée under Napoleon Bonaparte and ...more

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Battle of Smoliani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Vitsebsk, Belarus - At the Battle of Smoliani, the Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein defeated the French forces of Marshal Claude Victor and Marshal Nicholas Oudinot. This battle was the last effort of the ...more

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Battle of Tarutino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Tarutino, Russia - The Battle of Tarutino was a part of Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The battle is sometimes called the Battle of Vinkovo or the Battle of Chernishnya after the local river. Many historians claim ...more

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Battle of Valutino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Smolensk, Russia - The Battle of Valutino took place on 18 August 1812, between Marshal Ney's corps, about 30,000 strong, and a strong rear-guard of General Barclay de Tolly's army of about 40,000, commanded by ...more

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Battle of Vitebsk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Battle of Vitebsk Vitebsk, Belarus - The Battle of Vitebsk, sometimes spelled Witepsk, was a military engagement that took place on 26 and 27 July 1812 during the French invasion of Russia. The battle put a French force, under the ...more

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Battle of Vyazma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Vyazma, Russia - The Battle of Vyazma, occurred at the beginning of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. In this encounter, the rear guard of the Grande Armée was defeated by the Russians commanded by General ...more

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First Battle of Polotsk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Polotsk, Belarus - In the First Battle of Polotsk, which took place on 17–18 August 1812, Russian troops under the command of Peter Wittgenstein fought French and Bavarian troops led by Nicolas Oudinot near the ...more

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Second Battle of Polotsk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list French Invasion Of Russia Battles Involving the First French Empire
Polotsk, Belarus - The Second Battle of Polotsk took place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. In this encounter the Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein attacked and defeated a Franco-Bavarian force under ...more