Peninsular War

First siege of Zaragoza
Suchodolski Assault on Saragossa ©January Suchodolski
1808 Jun 15

First siege of Zaragoza

Zaragoza, Spain

The first siege of Zaragoza (also called Saragossa) was a bloody struggle in the Peninsular War (1807–1814). A French army under General Lefebvre-Desnouettes and subsequently commanded by General Jean-Antoine Verdier besieged, repeatedly stormed, and was repulsed from the Spanish city of Zaragoza in the summer of 1808.


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