Battle of Meissen

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Battle of Meissen
Part of Seven Years' War
Date 4 December 1759
Location Saxony Meissen, Saxony, present-day Germany
Result Austrian victory
Holy Roman Empire Austria Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Holy Roman Empire Austria Leopold Josef Graf Daun Kingdom of Prussia Prince Henry of Prussia[citation needed]
21,000 26,000
Casualties and losses
3,000 7,000

The Battle of Meissen (4 December 1759) was an Austrian victory over a larger Prussian army during the Seven Years' War. Despite being outnumbered by a 26,000 strong Prussian army, the 21,000 Austrians secured an important victory, which effectively kept their ally Saxony in the war.


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