Definition of Austerlitz
1. Noun. A town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Czech Republic
2. Noun. A decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: Napoleonic Wars
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Literary usage of Austerlitz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"French position at Austerlitz. Plans of the Allies, [isos as chief of the staff, and was persuaded by him that Napoleon's unwonted inactivity showed he felt ..."
2. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1906)
"THE CAMPAIGN OF Austerlitz After the rupture of the Peace of Amiens, Napoleon collected an army at Boulogne with the declared purpose of making a descent ..."
3. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1908)
"Six weeks later he defeated the combined forces of the Austrians and Russians in the memorable battle of Austerlitz. After this victory he issued the ..."
4. Memoirs of Prince Metternich: 1773- by Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Alfons Klinkowström, Robina Napier, Gerard W. Smith (1881)
"To this report was joined the false and exaggerated Bulletins published by Bonaparte about the day of Austerlitz, and a letter from Bacher * to M. de ..."
5. Rosecrans' Campaign with the Fourteenth Army Corps, Or the Army of the by William Denison Bickham (1863)
"PRAGUE upon Austerlitz—The Onset of the Rebels—The columns of ... IT was never said by him, but Rosecrans' plan of battle was the plan of Austerlitz. ..."
6. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1861)
"To-night I sleep in a bed in the fine country house of M. de Kaunitz, near Austerlitz, and I have put ou a clean shirt, which I had not done for a week. ..."
7. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte by William Hazlitt (1852)
"BATTLE OF Austerlitz. Coalition between England, Austria, and Russia, against France; Napoleon draws his troops towards the Rhine ; Duroc despatched to ..."