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Battle of Mollet
Part of the Peninsular War
Date21 January 1810
LocationMollet del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Result Spanish victory
France French Empire Spain Kingdom of Spain
Commanders and leaders
France Guillaume Philibert Duhesme Spain Marquess of Campoverde
2,160[1] 3,000[1]
Casualties and losses
700 dead or wounded[1]
640 captured[1]
2 cannons[1]

The Battle of Mollet or the Action of Mollet took place at Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona, on 21 January 1810, between a force of 2,160 French soldiers commanded by General Guillaume Philibert Duhesme and a Spanish force of 3,000 men under Luis González Torres de Navarra, Marquess of Campoverde.[1] The Spanish Division of Llobregat led by Campoverde intercepted and destroyed the French vanguard (500 men) at Santa Perpètua de Mogoda. Then, the Spanish marched to Mollet to face the rest of Duhesme forces (1,500 regulars, 160 cuirassiers and 2 cannons). The French were surrounded by the Spanish force and finally, after a vigorous defense, the French surrendered. The Spanish captured 500 French soldiers, 140 cuirassiers, 2 cannons, and the baggage.[2] Duhesme and the rest of his force fled to Granollers, and were saved for other Spanish attack thanks to the arrival of Marshal Pierre Augereau with 9.000 men.



  • [1] Història de la Guerra del Francès a Catalunya. (Catalan)
  • Esdaile, Charles J. The Spanish Army in the Peninsular War. Manchester University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-7190-2538-9.
  • Fraser, Ronald. Napoleon's Cursed War: Spanish Popular Resistance in the Peninsular War 1808-1814. Brooklyn Verso, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84467-082-6

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