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Battle of Kaiserslautern (1794)
Part of War of the First Coalition
Date23 May 1794
LocationKaiserslautern, Electoral Palatinate, modern-day Germany
Result Prussian victory
Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Prussia France Republican France
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of Prussia Wichard Möllendorf France Jean-Jacques Ambert
46,000 5,000
Casualties and losses
110 1,000, 17 guns, 2 colors

The Battle of Kaiserslautern (23 May 1794) saw an army from the Kingdom of Prussia led by Wichard Joachim Heinrich von Möllendorf attack a single French Republican division under Jean-Jacques Ambert. The Prussian easily brushed aside the outnumbered French force, inflicting casualties in the ratio of ten-to-one and occupying the city. Having expended the only initiative they displayed in 1794, the Prussian offensive ground to a halt. Meanwhile, the French armies began winning decisive victories in Belgium and the Netherlands. The battle occurred during the War of the First Coalition, part of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1794 Kaiserslautern was part of the Electoral Palatinate but today the city is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany about 67 kilometres (42 mi) west of Mannheim.


Coordinates: 49°26′41″N 7°46′8″E / 49.44472°N 7.76889°E / 49.44472; 7.76889

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