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Lützen

Lützen (lütˈsən) [key], town, Saxony, S central Germany. There, in the Thirty Years War, Gustavus II of Sweden defeated (1632) General Albrecht Wallenstein, but was killed in the battle; Marshal Gottfried zu Poppenheim, on the imperial side, was also mortally wounded. In 1813, Napoleon I defeated the Russian and Prussian forces at nearby Grossgörschen (also spelled Gross Görschen).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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