What was the Battle of Leipzig (1813)?

Introduction The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations (Russian: Битва народов, Bitva narodov; German: Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig (German: [ˈfœlkɐˌʃlaxt baɪ̯ ˈlaɪ̯pt͡sɪç] (About this soundlisten)); French: Bataille des Nations, Swedish: Slaget vid Leipzig) was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at Leipzig, Saxony. The Coalition armies of Austria, Prussia, Sweden, and Russia, led… Read More

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What was the War of the Sixth Coalition (1813)?

Introduction In the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 to May 1814), sometimes known in Germany as the War of Liberation, a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German States defeated France and drove Napoleon into exile on Elba. After the disastrous French invasion of… Read More