Definition of Rocroi

1. Noun. A battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643); the French defeated the Spanish invaders.

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Rocroi
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: Thirty Years' War
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic



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Literary usage of Rocroi

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Francisco de Melo had crossed the frontier and was besieging rocroi. ... Enghien marched to the relief of rocroi, and, in spite of L'Hôpital, ..."

2. Old Paris: Its Court and Literary Salons by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1880)
"The French arms for more than a hundred years had not gained so brilliant a victory as that of the battle of rocroi. The triumphs of Henry IV. were little ..."

3. Mazarin by Arthur Hassall (1903)
"Mazarin First Minister—The situation in France—rocroi—Rise and fall of the Importants —Policy of the great nobles—Strength of the government— Financial ..."

4. Easy Standard French by Victor Emmanuel François (1910)
"rocroi: a small town in Northern France where the French defeated the Spanish in 1643. During the last period of the famous Thirty Years' War ..."

5. France Under Mazarin: With a Review of the Administration of Richelieu by James Breck Perkins (1886)
"The Spanish army lay in the plain before rocroi, and in order to reach them it was necessary to pass through a long defile between woods and marshes. ..."

6. Old Paris: Its Court and Literary Salons by Elliot Jackson (1895)
"The French arms for more than a hundred years had not gained so brilliant a victory as that of the battle of rocroi. The triumphs of Henry IV. were little ..."

7. The Last Colonel of the Irish Brigade: Count O'Connell, and Old Irish Life by Morgan John O'Connell (1892)
"... marriage—Hunting Cap's wife—Leaving for rocroi—Eugene McCarthy—Affairs of the nation—Chevalier O'Mahony—Count O'Mahony— Lord Clare—rocroi (February, ..."

8. The Last Colonel of the Irish Brigade: Count O'Connell, and Old Irish Life by Mary Anne Bianconi O'Connell (1892)
"... marriage—Hunting Cap's wife—Leaving for rocroi—Eugene McCarthy—Affairs of the nation—Chevalier O'Mahony—Count O'Mahony— Lord Clare—rocroi (February, ..."

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