Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] The Battle of Borodino On 7 September, at the Battle of Borodino, the Russians sought to fight a battle of attrition. Knowing that they […]

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] Polotsk, Smolensk and on to Borodino To the north, on the French left flank, Oudinot had been charged with linking up with Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald […]

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] From Saltanovka towards Smolensk Further to the south-east, at 7am on 23 July, General Rayevski’s 7th Corps (part of Bagration’s 2nd Western Army) met Davout’s infantry […]

The March Continues Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] The March Continues – Volkovysk and Polotsk Bagration, at the head of the 2nd Western Army, had been stationed in the triangle of Volkovysk […]

DataViz History: Edward Tufte, Charles Minard, Napoleon and The Russian Campaign of 1812 – Part 5 Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 The chart above also tells the story of a war: Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812. It was drawn half a century afterwards by Charles Joseph Minard, a French civil engineer […]

The Russian Campaign of 1812 (Below: The Battle of Berezina) NOTE: The following text is from the following source. I have also provided a link to that source. I found this narrative one of the best discussions of the Russian Campaign of 1812 and wanted to include Major McGhee’s text in its entirety. The images […]

Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. [SOURCE] As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. […]

Charles Joseph Minard Charles Joseph Minard, born on March 27, 1781 in Dijon, France, is most widely known for a single work, his poignant flow-map depiction of the fate of Napoleon’s Grand Army in the disastrous 1812 Russian campaign. This “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armee Francais dans la campagne de Russe 1812-1813″ has been […]

SOURCE: The following blog post is taken directly from A review of Edward Tufte’s ‘Beautiful Evidence’ by Yuri Engelhardt. The link to Yuri’s website can be found here. [Note: I am about to start a multi-part series on Minard’s map related to Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. I am going to introduce the players related to this map […]

Here is another one from Charles Apple’s blog. [SOURCE] Charles says: “What a scream. I don’t know for sure who designed it, but my old pal Doug Jessmer — who works there now — tells me: I’m fairly sure that was Thomas Marcetti Jr. I know it was on his screen a bit the last […]