battle of Austerlitz


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Synonyms for battle of Austerlitz

a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805)

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Devoting nearly eight hundred pages to the history of the War of the Third Coalition, culminating in the famous battle of Austerlitz, it is the first of four projected volumes on Napoleon and Europe.
The Battle of Austerlitz, which took place on 2 December 1805, has been called the "Battle of the Three Emperors", the three being Napoleon, Alexander of Russia and Francis II of Austria.
Arc de Triomphe: The Arc was commissioned by Napoleon in 1805 to commemorate his great victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.
The news of Napoleon's surprise victory over the Austrians and Russians at the battle of Austerlitz crushed the Prime Minister, who was already dying painfully from his gastric or duodenal ulceration.
the "minister" of "Treason and Slavery, Rapine, Fear, and Lust"--can be usefully compared with the "restless fiend" at the center of Shelley's first poetic engagement with Bonaparte: his lines addressed "To the Emperors of Russia and Austria, who Eyed the Battle of Austerlitz from the Heights whilst Buonaparte was Active in the Thickest of the Fight" ("Feelings of a Republican .
The only trouble is that Percy's statement is factually incorrect; the wounding to which he refers occurs at the Battle of Austerlitz, nearly seven years and over six hundred pages before Andrew's second (and fatal) wounding at the Battle of Borodino.
This looks at the failure of the French navy through the eyes of the man on the losing side at the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Pierre Villeneuve, a man who spent his career running away from Nelson - and a man whom Napoleon may have had murdered, since Trafalgar spoiled the Emperor's grand victory against Austria, Russia and Prussia a t the Battle of Austerlitz.
He's forever, interrupting his tale for brilliant setpieces on topics as diverse as Antwerp's Centraal Station, the battle of Austerlitz, the geography of Wales, the habits of moths, the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia, and the site of the wretched new Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.