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[ly-tsuh n] /ˈlü tsən/
a town in E Germany, WSW of Leipzig: site of Gustavus Adolphus' victory over Wallenstein in 1632 and Napoleon's victory over the Russians in 1813. Unabridged
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  • He beat them at lutzen and Bautzen, and in Silesia, but in spite of his success he had to continue his retreat.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • At lutzen the great battle of Protestantism was fought, Nov. 6, 1632.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • There was a thick fog, as at lutzen; the fighting went on from seven in the morning till midday.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • Wallenstein was in the neighborhood of Leipsic, at the little town of lutzen.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • The left wing made an attempt to penetrate between the burning lutzen and the batteries below the windmills.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • One of the first ones of the latter which he undertook was to visit the battlefield of lutzen.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • Traces of his blood are still shown in the town-house of lutzen, where his body was transported from the fatal field.

  • But at lutzen he was so badly wounded that, after a year's sufferings, he died in Paris.

    A Second Home Honore de Balzac
  • The victories of lutzen and Bautzen at first seemed to assure Napoleon's success.

  • At lutzen he obtained a complete victory, but lost his life.

    The Life of Hugo Grotius Charles Butler
British Dictionary definitions for lutzen


/German ˈlytsən/
a town near Leipzig in E Germany, in Saxony; site of a battle (1632) in the Thirty Years' War in which the army of the Holy Roman Empire under Wallenstein was defeated by the Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus, who died in the battle
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