Battle of Jemappes

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The Battle of Jemappes was a decisive battle in the War of the First Coalition (1792-97), part of the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802). On 6 November 1792, a French army under General Charles-Fran├žois Dumouriez defeated an Austrian force on the heights of Jemappes in the Austrian Netherlands, leading to the French conquest of Belgium and the expansion of the war.

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  • 20 Sep 1792
    The Battle of Valmy results in a French victory over Prussian invaders.
  • 21 Sep 1792
    The National Convention abolishes the French Monarchy during the French Revolution.
  • 6 Nov 1792
    The Battle of Jemappes results in a victory for the French Republic over an Austrian army, allowing for the French conquest of Belgium.
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