Austerlitz, Battle of

Austerlitz, Battle of

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  • Austerlitz, Battle of — (1805)    The decisive battle of the War of the Third Coalition, and widely regarded as Napoleon’s greatest tactical success. Austerlitz was fought on December 2, 1805 in Moravia, in the Austrian Empire, between approximately 70,000 French with… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Austerlitz, Battle of — (Dec. 2, 1805) First engagement of the War of the Third Coalition and one of Napoleon s greatest victories. In the battle, fought near Austerlitz in Moravia (now Slavkov u Brna, Czech Rep.), Napoleon s 68,000 troops defeated almost 90,000… …   Universalium

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Austerlitz — may refer to:People* Austerlitz (family) * Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz * Robert Austerlitz (1923 1994), linguist, specialist in the Proto Finno Ugric languageHistory* Battle of AusterlitzPlaces* Austerlitz (Netherlands) * Austerlitz,… …   Wikipedia

  • Austerlitz (Netherlands) — Austerlitz is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Zeist, and lies about 6 km east of Zeist.In 2001, the town of Austerlitz had 1254 inhabitants. The built up area of the town was 0.23 km², and contained… …   Wikipedia

  • Austerlitz (film) — Austerlitz Directed by Abel Gance Produced by Antoinette Coty Alexander Salkind Written by Abel Gance Nelly Kaplan Roger Richebé Starring …   Wikipedia

  • Austerlitz — n. a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian and Austrian armies of Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis II. Syn: battle of Austerlitz. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battle of Austerlitz — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Austerlitz partof=the War of the Third Coalition caption= Napoléon at the Battle of Austerlitz , by François Gérard. date=December 2 1805 place=Austerlitz, Moravia result=Decisive French victory,… …   Wikipedia

  • Austerlitz — noun 1. a town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805 • Members of this Region: ↑battle of Austerlitz • Instance Hypernyms: ↑town • Part Holonyms: ↑Czech Republic 2. a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805);… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of annihilation — A battle of annihilation is a military strategy where an attacking army seeks to destroy the military capacity of the opposing army in a single planned pivotal battle. This is achieved through the use of tactical surprise, application of… …   Wikipedia

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