Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Leuthen

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Leuthen
Edition of 1921; disclaimer. Now part of Poland.

LEUTHEN (loi'ten), a village of Prussia, in Lower Silesia, 10 miles W. of Breslau, celebrated for the victory won there, 1757, by Frederick the Great, with 34,000 men, over the Austrians under Prince Charles of Lorraine at the head of 90,000. The result was the reconquest of the greater part of Silesia by the Prussians.