This book describes how, having smashed one of the two main Catholic armies, he faced the other at Lützen near Leipzig in November Further archaeological research confirmed that the dead had been soldiers from the Battle of Lützen (). The mass grave was block-lifted. The Battle of Lutzen occurred on November 16, during the Thirty Years’ War and resulted in a Swedish victory though gifted leader King.

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He sustained yet another shot in the back, suffered several sword stabs through the torso and fell from his horse. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Clash of Empires. However, Wallenstein refused to continue the battle. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Crucially, Gustavus Adolphus’s death enabled the Catholic French to gain much firmer control of the anti-Habsburg alliance.

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By the time of night, the key imperial positions were in the hands of the Swedes, but they could no longer take advantage of the their achievements. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The fight raged fiercely all day, but when night fell the Swedes had won an important victory.


When the ceremony was over the dead king was placed in the tomb. After a while, Pappenheim arrived with 2,—3, cavalry and halted the Swedish assault.

They attacked the center of the imperial position. WahlbomDate 6 November O. In the ensuing skirmish, Gustav Adolf was shot and killed. The counterattack on the left flank of the Imperials was headed personally by Pappenheim, but he was mortally wounded by at least three musket bullets, and the attack stalled.

On November 12, the armies met near Naumburg. Wallenstein meant to bring about the pacification…. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

Finally, with dusk falling, the Swedes captured the linchpin of Wallenstein’s position, the 16322 Imperial artillery battery. The result was a grim struggle, with terrible casualties on both sides.

Vincent 2nd Saint Martin. The Swedish king was killed in the course of this battle. Examination of the remains determined that more than half of the soldiers had been hit by gunfire, an unusually high number for this time period. Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, an Athenian, Spartan, Persian statesman, orator and general You can lurzen it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. The royal preacher, Jakob Fabricius, rallied a few Swedish officers around him and started to sing a psalm.

Klussmann, Uwe 26 July However, during the charge, Pappenheim was fatally wounded by a small-calibre Swedish cannonball. Retrieved 26 September The war was eventually concluded at the Peace of Westphalia in During the battle, none of the senior commanders of the imperial flank escaped injuries.


The Habsburg Litzen did not approve of this decision, however indirect pressure on the Swedish king was successful.

Near the spot where Gustavus Adolphus fell, a granite boulder was placed in position on the day after the battle. Protecting the King’s body was a buff coat made of moose hide – the old musket wound on his shoulder blade making it impossible for him to wear the pistol-proof plate cuirass normally worn by 11632 officers at that time.

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Battle of Lützen

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Not until the summer it was time for the departure to Sweden. A shoemaker’s wife lutzwn said to have given birth to a freak and a calf with two heads had been born. The encounter resulted in an important tactical victory for Sweden but at great cost: Wallenstein assembled a conference of commanders.