Siege of Thionville (1792)

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Siege of Thionville (1792)
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars
Thionville-siege.jpg
Print of the 1792 siege of Thionville.
Date24 August – 16 October 1792
Location Thionville, France
Result French victory
Belligerents
Flag of France (1790-1794).svg  Kingdom of the French (until 21 September)
Flag of France (1794-1815).svg  French First Republic
Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Austria
Flag of Royalist France.svg Armée des Émigrés
Commanders and leaders
Georges Félix de Wimpffen Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
Strength
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. [1] 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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References

  1. Robert Leggewie, Anthologie de la littérature française, Tome II, troisième édition, p. 11.

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