Siege of Thionville (1792)

The Siege of Thionville was a conflict during the War of the First Coalition. It began at Thionville on 24 August 1792. A coalition force of 20,000 Austrians and 16,000 French Royalist troops under Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen failed to take the town, commanded by Georges Félix de Wimpffen, and raised the siege on 16 October. One of the French royalist troops was François-René de Chateaubriand, who was wounded in the battle.[1] In the aftermath of the siege the National Convention declared that Thionville had "deserved well of the fatherland" - it named Place de Thionville and Rue de Thionville in Paris after the victory.

Siege of Thionville (1792)
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars

Print of the 1792 siege of Thionville.
Date24 August – 16 October 1792
Thionville, France
Result French victory
 Kingdom of the French (until 21 September)
 French First Republic
Armée des Émigrés
Commanders and leaders
Georges Félix de Wimpffen Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
3,000 – 4,000 French 20,000 Austrians
16,000 French émigrés


  1. Robert Leggewie, Anthologie de la littérature française, Tome II, troisième édition, p. 11.

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