3 December 1800
France's General Jean Moreau
was advancing towards Munich with 100,000 troops, Archduke
John was hoping to use his 130,000 men to outflank him
and cut off his supply lines.
the French seeming to be trying to do the same, John changed
his plan and instead drove straight down the main road to
Munich near Hohenlinden.
for the Austrians, he ran full into the waiting French who
had taken strong defensive positions straddling the road.
Excellent work on the flanks by General
Ney, General Grouchy
and General Richepanse shattered the Austrians, who fled.
Moreau lost some 5000 killed and wounded, while John had
to report 18,000 casualties.
signed an armistice three weeks later.