Battle of Focșani

Battle of Focşani
Part of Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792
Date21 July 1789
LocationFocşani, Moldavia
Result Austro-Russian victory[1]
 Russian Empire
 Habsburg Monarchy
 Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Russian Empire Alexander Suvorov
Habsburg Monarchy Prince Josias of Coburg
Ottoman Empire Koca Yusuf Pasha
25,000 30,000
Casualties and losses
400 killed and wounded 1,600 killed, 12 guns
Battle of Focsani

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 21 July 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.

The Austrian army numbered 18,000 men, being Austrian and Hungarian infantry and cavalry forces. The Russian contingent was made up of 7,000 soldiers. The Ottomans mustered ca. 30,000 soldiers.

The allies stormed the Ottoman entrenched camp with few losses, and drove out the Turks, who left behind 2,000 dead.


  1. Aleksandr Vasilievich Suvorov, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, Vol. II, ed. Spencer C. Tucker, (ABC-CLIO, 2010), 863.

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