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Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1812)

Index Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1812)

In the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, (7–20 January 1812) the Viscount Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army besieged the city's French garrison under General of Brigade Jean Léonard Barrié. [1]

32 relations: Anglo-Portuguese Army, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Auguste de Marmont, Águeda (river), Brigadier general, Ciudad Rodrigo, Escalade, First French Empire, Henry MacKinnon, Investment (military), Jean Léonard Barrié, King's German Legion, Kingdom of Portugal, Light Division (United Kingdom), Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Luís do Rego Barreto, Napoleon, North Ludlow Beamish, Peninsular War, Robert Craufurd, Salamanca, Siege of Badajoz (1812), Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1810), Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, Spain, Thomas Picton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Valencia, 3rd Division (United Kingdom), 40th (the 2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot, 45th (Nottinghamshire) (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot, 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers).

Anglo-Portuguese Army

The Anglo-Portuguese Army was the combined British and Portuguese army that participated in the Peninsular War, under the command of Arthur Wellesley.

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister.

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Auguste de Marmont

Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont (20 July 1774 – 22 March 1852) was a French general and nobleman who rose to the rank of Marshal of France and was awarded the title (duc de Raguse).

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Águeda (river)

The Águeda is a river tributary of the Douro River, that springs from the Serra das Mesas in Spain, in the autonomous community of Castile and León.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general (Brig. Gen.) is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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Ciudad Rodrigo

Ciudad Rodrigo is a small cathedral city in the province of Salamanca, in western Spain, with a population in 2016 of 12,896.

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Escalade

Escalade is the act of scaling defensive walls or ramparts with the aid of ladders, and was a prominent feature of siege warfare in medieval times.

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First French Empire

The First French Empire (Empire Français) was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in much of continental Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Henry MacKinnon

Major-General Henry MacKinnon (August 1773 – 19 January 1812), was a British soldier.

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Investment (military)

Investment is the military process of surrounding an enemy fort (or town) with armed forces to prevent entry or escape.

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Jean Léonard Barrié

Jean Léonard Barrié, (28 February 1762 in Saint-Béat, Haute-Garonne − 15 February 1848 in Toulouse) was a French general of the Napoleonic era.

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King's German Legion

The King's German Legion (KGL) was a British Army unit of mostly expatriate German personnel during the period 1803–16.

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Kingdom of Portugal

The Kingdom of Portugal (Regnum Portugalliae, Reino de Portugal) was a monarchy on the Iberian Peninsula and the predecessor of modern Portugal.

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Light Division (United Kingdom)

The Light Division was a light infantry division of the British Army.

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Louis-Gabriel Suchet

Louis-Gabriel Suchet (2 March 1770 – 3 January 1826), Duke of Albufera (Duc d'Albuféra), was a French Marshal of the Empire and one of the most successful commanders of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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Luís do Rego Barreto

Luís do Rego Barreto, Viscount Geraz Lima, (28 October 1777, Viana do Castelo – 7 September 1840, Vila Real) better known as General Luis Rego, was a military and Portuguese colonial administrator who distinguished himself in the fight against the French invasion.

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Napoleon

Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.

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North Ludlow Beamish

North Ludlow Beamish (31 December 1797 – 27 April 1872), was an Irish military writer and antiquary.

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Peninsular War

The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Robert Craufurd

Major-General Robert Craufurd (5 May 1764 – 23 January 1812) was a British soldier.

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Salamanca

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain that is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León.

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Siege of Badajoz (1812)

In the Siege of Badajoz (16 March – 6 April 1812), also called the Third Siege of Badajoz, an Anglo-Portuguese Army, under General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington), besieged Badajoz, Spain and forced the surrender of the French garrison.

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Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1810)

In the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, the French Marshal Michel Ney took the fortified city from Field Marshal Don Andrés Perez de Herrasti on 10 July 1810 after a siege that began on 26 April.

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Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet (1768 – 31 August 1813) was an engineer in the British Army known for his work on the Lines of Torres Vedras.

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Spain

Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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Thomas Picton

Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton (24 August 175818 June 1815), a Welsh officer of the British Army, fought in a number of campaigns for Britain in the Napoleonic Wars.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Valencia

Valencia, officially València, on the east coast of Spain, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre.

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3rd Division (United Kingdom)

The 3rd (United Kingdom) Division, known at various times as the Iron Division, 3rd (Iron) Division, Monty's Iron Sides or as Iron Sides;Delaforce is a regular army division of the British Army.

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40th (the 2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot

The 40th (the 2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1717 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

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45th (Nottinghamshire) (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot

The 45th (Nottinghamshire) (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1741.

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88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

The 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) ("the Devil's Own") was an infantry Regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ciudad_Rodrigo_(1812)

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