Marshal Marmont defeated in Spain – Near the city of Salamanca, Marshal Marmont opposed the British-Portuguese army led by the famous Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington.
On July 22, 1812, the Battle of Salamanca took place in Spain, in which the army of Napoleon’s France was led by Marshal Auguste de Marmont, Duke of Dubrovnik. Marmont was previously a military commander in Dalmatia and the governor of the Illyrian provinces, and he played a significant role in the transformation of Croatian regions under French rule.
Marshal Marmont was invited to Spain as the successor to Marshal Masséne. At the city of Salamanca in central Spain, Marmont had to oppose the British-Portuguese army led by the famous Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington.