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Battle Name : Bornhöft

Date(s) : 07 December 1813

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Leipzig Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Allies [Danes] over Allied Forces [Swedes]

Type of battle : Land


An unsound attack by a Swedish cavalry force against a body of troops [mainly infantry] nearly eight times their number. In addition to the disparity in numbers the country was not suited to cavalry deployment/tactics. They paid the price with over a third of their men.


A village [now Bornhöved] about 18 miles south of Kiel, northern Germany. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Danes]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
80 (2.00%)

Allied Forces [Swedes]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (36.36%)