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Lutzen, battle of Lutzen(noun)
a battle in the Thirty Years' War (1632); Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeated the Holy Roman Empire under Wallenstein; Gustavus Adolphus was killed
Lützen is a town in the Burgenlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km northeast of Weißenfels, and 18 km southwest of Leipzig. The town was the scene of two famous battles: ⁕The Battle of Lützen in the Thirty Years' War, in which Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden defeated Albrecht von Wallenstein. However, Gustavus Adolphus himself died on the battlefield, resulting in the battle being a Pyrrhic victory for Sweden. There is a statue in Lützen in his memory. Also, there is a stone, called Schwedenstein, covered by a gothic-style monument on the spot on the battlefield where he died. Close to this there is a memorial church in his honour. ⁕The Battle of Lützen in the Napoleonic Wars, in which Napoleon defeated combined Russian and Prussian forces in nearby Großgörschen.
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a small town in Prussian Saxony, the vicinity of it the scene of a victory of Gustavus Adolphus in 1632, and of another by Napoleon over the combined forces of Russia and Prussia in 1813.
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