The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Ramillies, or Ramilies

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Edition of 1879. See also Battle of Ramillies on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

RAMILLIES, or Ramilies, a village of Belgium, in the province of South Brabant, 16 m. S. by E. of Louvain, noted for a brilliant victory achieved here, May 23, 1706, by Marlborough at the head of English, Dutch, and Danish troops, over the French and Bavarians under Marshal Villeroi. France speedily surrendered almost all her possessions in the Spanish Netherlands, Marlborough expressing astonishment "that the enemy should give up a whole country with so many strong places without the least resistance."