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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We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The crisis of the war, — The encounter resulted in an important tactical victory for Sweden but at great cost: The body of Gustav II Adolf was plundered of its clothes and gold jewellery and left on the battlefield dressed only in his shirts and long stockings. The dead king was taken off his coach and carried into the capital to the Church.

Wallenstein expected to force the elector of Saxony to renounce the alliance with Sweden. When the procession reached the Riddarholms church the blood banner was placed over the entrance to the tomb and the bier with Gustavus Adolphus was placed in the middle of the choir.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Archaeological Institute of America. The resulting skirmish delayed lutsen Swedish advance by two or three hours, thus when night fell the two armies were still separated by about 2—3 kilometres 1—2 miles. When the ceremony was over the dead king was placed in the tomb. A shoemaker’s wife was said to have given birth to a freak and a calf with two heads had been born.

The Swedish army achieved the main goals of its campaign. Part of the Thirty Years’ War. In the ensuing skirmish, Gustav Adolf was shot and killed. The corpse was kept there for several months. Swedish Empire Protestant German States. Gustav decided to inflict the main blow with the right wing of his army, which he commanded personally.


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In Sweden, the death of Gustavus Adolphus has a long tradition of being commemorated on 6 November, Gustavus Adolphus Daydespite the country’s adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the 18th century. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our lutzfn approval.

Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, an Athenian, Spartan, Persian statesman, orator and general The Swedish king was killed in the course of this battle. Without him lutzzen unify the German Protestants, their war effort lost direction.

He decided to retreat. The battle was generally successful for the Swedes but did not lead to a decisive victory.

His disappearance stopped the initiative of the hitherto successful Swedish right wing, while a search was conducted. This blow, however, had for the Swedish army almost catastrophic consequences. In Maythe Emperor Napoleon was visiting the battlefield, playing tour guide with his staff by pointing to the sites and describing the events ofin detail from memory.

The Imperial field marshal Pappenheim was also fatally wounded. Learn More in these related Ltuzen articles: Retrieved 26 September A Global Chronology of Conflict: The embalmed body was dressed in a beautiful gold and silver woven dress and brought in solemn procession to the port town Wolgast. However, during the charge, Pappenheim was fatally wounded by a small-calibre Swedish cannonball.

Banners from all counties and principalities, the blood banner and the head banner were carried. He anchored his right flank on a low hill, on which he placed his main artillery battery.

The defeat of two brigades, all veterans, was a painful blow to the Swedish army. Two days before the battle, on 14 November in the Gregorian calendar, 4th in litzen Julian calendar the Roman Catholic general Albrecht von Wallenstein decided to split his men and withdraw his main headquarters back towards Leipzig. In addition, the Imperials had left the battlefield. Swedes, 11632 introduced the reserves from the second line, organized another series of attacks on the imperial positions.


The widow, Maria Eleonora, rode in a coach, but Gustavus Adolphus young daughter Christina did not participate. Near the spot where Gustavus Adolphus fell, a granite boulder was placed in lutzn on the day after the battle. Wallenstein had learned of 163 Swedish approach on the afternoon of 15 November. The head of the attack, Count Braga, was wounded.

Though losses were about equally heavy on both sides, the battle was a Protestant victory, but cost the life 162 one of the most important leaders of the Protestant side, the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphuswhich caused the Protestant cause to lose direction. The end of the ceremony was promulgated by cannons firing over the town for two hours. The streets of Stockholm were arranged for the funeral.

The Imperial army probably lost slightly fewer men than the Swedes on the field, but because of the loss of the battlefield and general theatre of operations to the Swedes, fewer of the wounded and ltzen were able to rejoin the ranks. Their attack was a catastrophic failure.

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Help us improve this article! 6132, George Edwin, ed. Wallenstein was also wounded. Although rumours were circulating much earlier, it was only the following day that Bernhard collected his surviving officers together and told them the truth. On November 15, a clash took place near the village of Rippach, 5 km southwest of Lutzen.

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