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[ly-tsuh n]
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  1. 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.
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Historical Examples

  • At Lutzen the great battle of Protestantism was fought, Nov. 6, 1632.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;

    Hezekiah Butterworth

  • He was killed in the combat that preceded the battle of Lutzen.

  • One of the first ones of the latter which he undertook was to visit the battlefield of Lutzen.


    Victor Nilsson

  • Wallenstein was in the neighborhood of Leipsic, at the little town of Lutzen.


    Victor Nilsson

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

    A Second Home

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for lutzen


  1. 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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