|Battle of Focşani|
|Part of Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792|
|Commanders and leaders|
Alexander Suvorov |
Prince Josias of Coburg
|Koca Yusuf Pasha|
|Casualties and losses|
|400 killed and wounded||1,600 killed, 12 guns|
The Battle of Focşani (also Battle of Fokschani or Battle of Focsani; Hungarian Foksányi csata) was a battle in the Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792 fought on July 21, 1789, between the Ottoman Empire and the alliance of the Russian Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy near Focşani, Moldavia (now in Romania). The Russians were led by Alexander Suvorov, the Austrians by Prince Josias of Coburg, and the Ottomans by Grand Vizier Koca Yusuf Pasha. Austrian army numbered 18,000 men, with Hungarian infantry and some cavalry forces, while the Russian one had 7,000 soldiers. The Ottoman mustered ca. 30,000 soldiers. The allies stormed the Ottoman entrenched camp with a huge army, and drove out the Ottomans with a loss of 2,000.
References[edit | edit source]
- Bruce, George (1981). Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 0-442-22336-6.
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