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Fontenoy (fôNtənwäˈ) [key], village, Hainaut prov., SW Belgium, near Tournai. There, in 1745, Count Maurice de Saxe, in his most celebrated victory, led the French against the British and their allies under the duke of Cumberland in the War of the Austrian Succession.

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