Battle of Bautzen
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher in Bautzen, 1813
1813 May 20 - May 21

Battle of Bautzen

Bautzen, Germany

In the Battle of Bautzen (20–21 May 1813), a combined Prusso–Russian army, that was massively outnumbered, was pushed back by Napoleon but escaped destruction, with some sources claiming that Marshal Michel Ney failed to block their retreat. The Prussians under General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher and Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein, retreating after their defeat at Lützen were attacked by French forces under Napoleon.