Chart Showing the Number of Men in Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

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Harrison W. Mark
by Charles Minard
published on 22 August 2023
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Charles Minard's famous 1869 chart detailing the number of men in Napoleon's Grande Armée during his 1812 invasion of Russia; the tan represents the men who invaded Russia itself, while the black represents the retreat from Moscow. The way that the widths of the colored zones shrink serves as a sobering representation of the staggering numbers of men who were lost in the course of the six-month campaign.

By Charles Minard, published 20 November 1869.

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Minard, C. (2023, August 22). Chart Showing the Number of Men in Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17805/chart-showing-the-number-of-men-in-napoleons-russi/

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Minard, Charles. "Chart Showing the Number of Men in Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 22, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17805/chart-showing-the-number-of-men-in-napoleons-russi/.

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Minard, Charles. "Chart Showing the Number of Men in Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2023. Web. 13 Apr 2024.

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