|Siege of Thionville (1792)|
|Part of the French Revolutionary Wars|
Print of the 1792 siege of Thionville.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Georges Félix de Wimpffen||Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen|
|3,000 – 4,000 French|| 20,000 Austrians|
16,000 French émigrés
The Siege of Thionville was a conflict during the War of the First Coalition. It began at Thionville on 24 August 1792. A coalition force of 20,000 Austrians and 16,000 French Royalist troops under Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen failed to take the town, commanded by Georges Félix de Wimpffen, and raised the siege on 16 October. One of the French royalist troops was François-René de Chateaubriand, who was wounded in the battle.In the aftermath of the siege the National Convention declared that Thionville had "deserved well of the fatherland" - it named Place de Thionville and Rue de Thionville in Paris after the victory.
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