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Battle Name : Höchstädt

Date(s) : 20 September 1703

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between Austrian Imperial Army and French & Bavarian Army

Type of battle : Land


The Franco-Bavarians, commanded by Marshall Villars and the Elector of Bavaria, were retreating from Innsbruck before the Austrians under Count Styrum. The Franco-Bavarians suddenly turned onto the offensive and gave battle. The Austrians were badly beaten losing nearly 5,000 men and 37 guns.