This battle is also
called the Cannonade of Valmy.
Who Fought in the
Battle of Valmy?
The French fought an invading Prussian army. The French won and the
Charles William Ferdinand of
Brunswick, who was
Frederick II the
Great's nephew, fought on the Prussian side.
Dumouriez led the French.
who was the Duc De Valmy, fought also as a commander for the French.
Famous German poet
von Goethe also accompanied the Prussian army.
What Was the
Significance of the Battle of Valmy?
The Battle of Valmy is important in French history,
because it was after
this battle that the country assumed the title of republic.