1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Eckmühl
|←Eckhel, Joseph Hilarius||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 8
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ECKMÜHL, or Eggmühl, a village in Germany, in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the Grosse Laaber, 13 m. S.E. of Regensburg by the railway to Munich. It is famous as the scene of a batttle fought here on the 22nd of April 1809, between the French, Bavarians and Württembergers under Napoleon, and the Austrians under the Archduke Charles, which resulted in the defeat of the latter. Napoleon, in recognition of Marshal Davout's great share in the victory, conferred on him the title of prince of Eckmühl. For an account of this action and those of Abensberg and Landshut, see Napoleonic Campaigns.