He beat them at lutzen and Bautzen, and in Silesia, but in spite of his success he had to continue his retreat.
At lutzen the great battle of Protestantism was fought, Nov. 6, 1632.
There was a thick fog, as at lutzen; the fighting went on from seven in the morning till midday.
Wallenstein was in the neighborhood of Leipsic, at the little town of lutzen.
The left wing made an attempt to penetrate between the burning lutzen and the batteries below the windmills.
One of the first ones of the latter which he undertook was to visit the battlefield of lutzen.
Traces of his blood are still shown in the town-house of lutzen, where his body was transported from the fatal field.
But at lutzen he was so badly wounded that, after a year's sufferings, he died in Paris.
The victories of lutzen and Bautzen at first seemed to assure Napoleon's success.
At lutzen he obtained a complete victory, but lost his life.