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Versailles: Château de Versailles - Galeries de L'Histoire de France - La galerie des Batailles - Bataille de Wagram

In the Battle of Wagram (5 July – 6 July 1809) Napoleon's French forces defeated Archduke Charles' Austrian army, near Vienna, effectively bringing the War of the Fifth Coalition to an end. The battle centered around the isle of Lobau on the Danube and on the plain of the Marchfeld around the town of Deutsch-Wagram. Artillery was a major factor with 300,000 men clashing in the largest battle yet of the Napoleonic Wars. Casualties soared above 80,000, with the Austrians losing slightly more than the French. Wagram was the last time Napoleon won a decisive strategic battle that ended the war in his favour. All his later campaigns, including that already afoot in Spain, ended in French defeats.

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Taken on September 11, 2007