Battle of Königgrätz



3 July 1866

The Battle of Königgrätz (also known as the Battle of Sadowa, Sadová, or Hradec Králové) was the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War, in which the Kingdom of Prussia defeated the Austrian Empire. Taking place near Königgrätz (Hradec Králové) and Sadowa (Sadová) in Bohemia on July 3 1866, it was an example of battlefield concentration, a convergence of multiple units at the same location to trap and/or destroy an enemy force between them.

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    Two Austrian cavalry helmets and a sabre in front of a painting of the battle of Koeniggraetz, July 3, 1866. At Koeniggraetz, Austria and the Habsburgs lost their leadership within the German Empire to the victorious Prussians under King Wilhelm I, Moltke and Bismarck.

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    The battle of Koeniggraetz,July 3rd,1866. Austria and the Habsburg dynasty lost their leadership within the German Empire to the victorious Prussians under King Wilhelm I,General Moltke and Chancellor Bismarck. Canvas

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