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Siege of Ypres (1794)
Part of War of the First Coalition
Ieper, Belgium ; Ferraris Map
1775 map of Ypres by Joseph de Ferraris
Date 1–17 June 1794
Location Ypres, Belgium
Result French victory
Belligerents
France Republican France
Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Austria
Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Austria
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
Commanders and leaders
France Jean Pichegru
France Joseph Souham
France Jean Moreau
Habsburg Monarchy Count of Clerfayt
Habsburg Monarchy Paul von Salis
Hesse General von Borcke
Units involved
Army of the North Clerfayt's Corps
Strength
Total: 50,000
Roulers: 20,000
Hooglede: 24,000
Ypres: 7,000
Roulers: 20,000
Hooglede: 19,000
Casualties and losses
Ypres: light
Roulers: 1,000
Hooglede: 1,300, 1 gun
Ypres: 7,000
Roulers: 1,000
Hooglede: 900



The Siege of Ypres (1–17 June 1794) saw a Republican French army commanded by Jean-Charles Pichegru invest the fortress of Ypres and its 7,000-man garrison composed of Habsburg Austrians under Paul von Salis and Hessians led by Generals von Borcke and von Lengerke. French troops under Joseph Souham fended off three relief attempts by the corps of François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt. Meanwhile, the French besiegers led by Jean Victor Marie Moreau compelled the Coalition defenders to surrender the city. The fighting occurred during the War of the First Coalition, part of the Wars of the French Revolution. In 1794 Ypres was part of the Austrian Netherlands, but today it is a municipality in Belgium, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) west of Brussels.

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Coordinates: 50°51′N 2°53′E / 50.85°N 2.883°E / 50.85; 2.883

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