Battle of Austerlitz

The Battle of Austerlitz is one of the most important battle in the
Napoleonic Wars, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors. The
battle was held between the Grand Armee of France and the Russian and
Austrian army. The last ones were lead by Tsar Alexander I and The
Holy Roman Emperor Francis II.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica to a relatively modest family
of noble Tuscan ancestry. It was given to him, as a reward, the command
of the Army of Italy when he was 26 years old. In 1798 he commanded
an expedition in Egypt and conquerd the Ottoman province by defeating
the mamelukes. In 1804 he is launching the French Empire. He has
success in his campains up until 1813 when he tries to invade Russia.
After this he abdicate in april 1814 and is exiled in island Elba. In
February 1815 he tooks control once again of the government. He is
ultimately at the Battle of Waterloo. He dies in 1821, at the age of 51, in
the remote island of Saint Helena where he was exiled.
Before the formation of the Third Coalition, Napoleon assembled an
invasion army for the conquest of England called Armee d’Angleterre.
This will be the core of the what will be called later Le Grande Armee.
This French army had about 200.000 men organized into seven corps.
The Russian infantery was considered one of the most efficient in the
Europe, but there was no permanent formation and officers were mostly
recruited from aristocratic circles.
Austrian cavalery was considered the best in Europe and one of the
best of the time anywhere. On the eve of the war the main commander of
the Austrian army became Karl Mark.

The conflict in this aera ended when Friant’s division occupied the village permanently. and the ice was broken due to the bombardment. The French lost around 9. France and Austria signed a truce on 4 December and the Treaty of Pressburg 22 days later took the latter out of the war. With this move. or about 12% of their forces. The Holy Roman Empire was effectively wiped out.The battle began at about 8 a. Austria agreed to recognize French territory captured by the treaties of Campo Formio (1797) and Lunéville (1801). dozens of Russian artillery pieces going down with them. and Venice was given to the Kindom of the Italy. The Russian army was allowed to withdraw to home territory and the French ensconced themselves in Southern Germany.000 out of an army of 73. Wurttemberg. Initial Allied assaults proved unsuccessful and Genera Langeron ordered the bombardment of the village. Allied casualties stood at about 36. a string of German states meant to serve as a buffer between France and Prussia. Napoleon created the Confederation of the Rhin. the French army were thorn out of village. In conclusion this battle is important because the political results that it had on the Europe. . which were Napoleon's German allies. The men drowned in the cold ponds. Prussia saw these and other moves as an affront to its status as the main power of Central Europe and it went to war with France in 1806. French artillery pounded towards the men.000.000 out of an army of 85.m with the attack at Telnitz village. and pay 40 million francs in war indemnities. but certainly not a catastrophic peace. It was a harsh end for Austria.000. which represented about 40% of their effective forces. With this battle the Holy Roman Empire of German Nationality disappear from the map of Europe and the others nations formed an alliance to defeat the French Empire. 1806 being seen as its final year. The battle ended when the Russian forces that had been defeated by the French right withdrew towards Vienna. and Baden. cede land to Bavaria.