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Battle of Sprimont

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116,000 men  83,000 men
Location  Sprimont, Belgium
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Results  French victory, France completes annexation of Austrian Netherlands
Similar  Battle of Orbaizeta, Battle of Menin, Battle of Tarvis, Siege of Landrecies, Battle of Ettlingen

The Battle of Sprimont, Battle of Esneux or Battle of the Ourthe was a battle between French Republican and Austrian troops on the plateau between the valleys of the Vesdre, the Ourthe and the Amblève, 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Liège. It occurred on 17 and 18 September 1794 and was a French Republican victory. The battle put a final end to the Ancien Régime in what is now Belgium, then essentially the Austrian Netherlands, Principality of Liège and the Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy. French troops dislodged Austrian troops occupying the plateau, though the French suffered heavy losses. Associated with the battle are the villages of Sprimont, Esneux, Fontin and the site of the La Redoute, whose name originates in a redoubt involved in the battle.


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