Massacre of Machecoul — March 11,
Wars of the Vendée 1793-1796
The Wars of the Vendée were part of the
French Revolutionary Wars.
In fact, the Wars of the Vendee were an attempted counterrevolution.
The people of the area had been content with their upper class as
well as with their religion.
The uprising of the Wars of the Vendee
failed. The Republicans won.
When Were the Wars of the Vendee
It became unruly in the Vendee in
February 1793. By July 1796, the republicans had crushed the
Massacre de Machecoul (guerre de
Vendée), March 11, 1793. Oil on canvas by François Flameng.
Leaders in the Wars of the Vendee
Peasants and aristocrats fought together against the Republicans.
Their army of over 50,000 troops was called the Catholic and
Peasant leaders were
Leaders from among the Vendee nobility
Charles Bonchamps, Marquis de Bonchamps
Maurice Gigost d'Elbée
François-Athanase Charette de La Contrie
Henri du Vergier, Count de La Rochejaquelein
The Republicans were led by
General Louis-Marie Turreau de Garambouville
(until May 1794)
General Louis-Lazare Hoche
(from May 1794)
Another remarkable commander of
the republicans was
Battles of the Wars of the Vendee
Battle of Cholet
October 17, 1793 - Victory for the Republicans.
Battle of Le Mans
December 12, 1793 - Victory for the Republicans.
Battle of Savenay
December 23, 1793 - Victory for the Republicans.
Battle of Quiberon Bay
June 27, 1795 - Victory for the Republicans.
Here is the map
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And here are the timelines
Wars Timeline - 1793
Wars Timeline - 1794
Wars Timeline - 1795
Wars Timeline - 1796
Seats of War