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Napoléon & Empire

Battle of Borodino

Date and place

  • September 7th, 1812 (August 26th according to the Julian calendar) near Borodino and Mojaïsk, one hundred and twenty-five kilometers west of Moscow (Russia).

Involved forces

  • French army (125,000 to 130,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Russian army (110,000 to 130,000 men) under Tzar Alexander I of Russia and General Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov. 

Casualties and losses

  • Grande Armée: probably about 30,000 men out of action (but numbers vary widely depending on the source), including 47 generals and more than 100 colonels. 
  • Russian army: over 40,000 hommes killed or injured. 

Picture - "Battle of Borodino". Panorama painted 1911-1912 by Franz Alekseyevich Roubaud.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Borodino -

Photos Credits

 Photo of Lionel A. Bouchon Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
 Photo of Marie-Albe Grau Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
 Photo of Floriane Grau Photos by Floriane Grau.
 Photo of Michèle Grau-Ghelardi Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
 Photo of Didier Grau Photos by Didier Grau.
 Photo of various authors Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.