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Battle of Fontenay-le-Comte

For the Carolingian battle, see Battle of Fontenay (841).
Battle of Fontenay-le-Comte
Part of the War in the Vendée
Date 25 May 1793
Location Vendée, France
Result Royalist victory
French Republic Royalists
Commanders and leaders
General Chalbos Marquis de Lescure
14,000 35,000
Casualties and losses
40 cannons lost

The Battle of Fontenay-le-Comte was fought on 25 May 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, between forces of the French Republic under General Chalbos and Royalist forces under Marquis de Lescure. The battle was fought near the town of Fontenay-le-Comte in Vendée, France, and ended in a Royalist victory.


The battle is sometimes known as the Second Battle of Fontenay-le-Comte, with the First Battle of Fontenay-le-Comte being the town's resistance to Vendéen troops eight days earlier, which had ended in a Republican victory.

See also


  • Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998.

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