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Battle of Beaugency (1870)


Battle of Beaugency (1870)

Not to be confused with the Battle of Beaugency (1429) during the Hundred Years' War.
Battle of Beaugency
Part of the Franco-Prussian War
Date 8–10 December 1870
Location Beaugency, Loiret, France
Result Prussian victory
Kingdom of Prussia Prussian Army Group
(XIII. XIII. Korps etc.)
France Armée de la Loire
Commanders and leaders
Frederick Francis II General Chanzy
27,000 infantrymen ca. 110.000 soldiers
Casualties and losses
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The Battle of Beaugency was a battle of the Franco-Prussian War contested between the army group of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, and the French Armée de la Loire, won by the Prussians. It lasted from 8 to 10 December 1870 and occurred on the left bank of the Loire River to the northwest of the town of Beaugency. Due to the large area over which it was fought, it is also known as the Battle of Beaugency-Cravant or the Battle of Villorceau-Josnes.


Sharing the Army of the Loire at Orléans

Beaugency until 8 December


10 December



  • Compton’s Home Library: Battles of the World
  • Friedrich Engels: On the War, The Pall Mall Gazette Nr. 1824 of 17 December 1870
  • Amtspresse Preußen

External links

  • (German) Orléans, in: Meyers Konversationslexikon, Vol 12. p 444 f
  • (German) Beaugency, in Meyers Konversationslexikon, Vol 2 p 574
  • (German) Preußen-Seite
  • (French)

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