Landshut, Battle of

(1809)
   Fought northeast of Munich in Bavaria on April 21, 1809, the Battle of Landshut was a French victory in the War of the Fifth Coalition over Austrian General Johann Hiller. After his defeat at Abensberg, Hiller withdrew his 35,000 men to Landshut, on the River Isar, pursued by Marshal Jean Lannes. Napoleon had sent Marshal André Masséna to cut them off, but delays allowed Hiller to occupy the town and the bridge. Lannes efforts to dislodge him failed and it took Napoleon’s arrival to change things. Napoleon’s forces quickly occupied the suburbs and then dispatched troops to capture the bridge. The Austrians put up stiff resistance, but with Masséna threatening his line of retreat, Hiller withdrew toward Neumarkt. Napoleon then sent Marshal Jean Baptiste Bessières after the Austrian with 20,000 men and led the rest of his army toward Eckmühl, determined to crush Archduke Charles ’s forces. The action at Landshut further split the Austrian army and inflicted heavy losses, including 10,000 men and many guns and supplies.
   See also <>; <>.
   FURTHER READING:
    Rothenberg, Gunther Erich. The Napoleonic Wars. London: Cassell, 2000.
   J. DAVID MARKHAM

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Landshut (disambiguation) — Landshut may refer to: *Battle of Landshut, during the Napoleonic Wars *Landshut, a city in Bavaria, Germany *Landshut (district), a district neighboring the aforementioned city *Landshut Hijacking (Lufthansa Flight 181), a plane hijacked by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Landshut — This article is about the city in Bavaria. For other uses, see Landshut (disambiguation). Landshut …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Landshut (1809) — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Landshut partof=the War of the Fifth Coalition caption= date=April 21, 1809 place=Landshut, Bavaria casus= territory= result=French Victory combatant1=flagicon|Austrian Empire Austria… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Eckmühl — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Eckmühl partof=the War of the Fifth Coalition date=21 April ndash; 22 April, 1809 place=Eckmühl, Bavaria result=French victory combatant1=flagicon|Austrian Empire Austria combatant2=flagicon|France… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Landshut — There were two battles with similar names: * The Battle of Landeshut (1760),at Landeshut in Silesia (now Kamienna Góra in Poland) in the Seven Years War * The Battle of Landshut (1809), at Landshut in Bavaria, between Napoleonic France and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Wagram — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Wagram caption=Napoleon at Wagram, painted by Horace Vernet partof=the War of the Fifth Coalition date=5 July 1809 – 6 July 1809 place=North east of Vienna, Austria result= Decisive French victory,… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Hollabrunn (1809) — This article is about the battle of 1809. For the 1805 battle, see Battle of Schöngrabern Battle of Hollabrunn Part of the War of the Fifth Coalition Date 9 July 1809 Location …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Abensberg — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Abensberg partof=the War of the Fifth Coalition caption= date=20 April, 1809 place=Abensberg, Bavaria result=French victory combatant1=flagicon|Austrian Empire Austria combatant2=flagicon|France France …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Domstadtl — Bataille de Domstadtl Bataille de Domstadtl Monument commémoratif près du village de Domašov nad Bystřicí Informations générales Date 30 juin 1758 Lieu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Battle at the Raab — Bataille de Raab Bataille de Raab La bataille de Raab, graphique en couleur d Édouard Kaiser (1855 1931[1]) Informations générales …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.