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Battle of Leipzig
Part of the War of the Sixth Coalition
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The Battle of Leipzig by Vladimir Moshkov (1815)
Date 16–19 October 1813
Location Leipzig, Saxony
Result Decisive coalition victory
Participants
France French Empire
  • Duchy of Warsaw
  • Kingdom of Italy (Napoleonic) Italy
  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Naples
  • Saxony Saxony
Russia Russia
Austria Austrian Empire
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Sweden Sweden
Saxony Saxony
Commanders and leaders
France Napoleon I
Józef Antoni Poniatowski 
Saxony Frederick Augustus
Russia Barclay De Tolly
Russia Count Benningsen

Austria Prince of Schwarzenberg
Sweden Crown Prince Charles John
Kingdom of Prussia Gebhard von Blücher

Strength
195,000
700 guns
430,000
1,500 guns
Casualties and losses
38,000 dead or wounded
20,000 captured
54,000 dead or wounded

The Battle of Leipzig was a battle between Napoleon I and his army and an allied force of several nations. It happened on October 16-19 on 1813. Napoleon I was defeated. It was the largest battle before World War I. It involved about 600,000 soldiers. It was part of the War of the Sixth Coalition. After this battle, Napoleon was taken to the island of Elba.

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