- a village in central Switzerland: Austrians defeated by Swiss 1386.
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The year 1386 saw the great battle of Sempach, of which Arnold Winkelried was the hero.Switzerland
A Sempach or a Bannockburn cannot be explained by a bare technical history.The African Colony
It is in the vicinity of the scenes of Tell's exploits, of the battle-field of Sempach, and many other interesting spots.
But Leopold, he who fell at Sempach, had not the same passion for dominion south of the Alps as some of his successors.Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice
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After Sempach the men of Glarus set about making themselves a free people.
- a village in central Switzerland, in Lucerne canton on Lake Sempach : scene of the victory (1386) of the Swiss over the Hapsburgs
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