Battle of Maxen

Local nameGefecht von Maxen
LocationMüglitztal, Germany

The Battle of Maxen was a battle at Maxen, in the Electorate of Saxony during the Third Silesian War. It resulted in surrender of a Prussian corps.

The Prussian corps of 14,000 men, commanded by Friedrich August von Finck, was sent to threaten lines of communication between the Austrian army at Dresden and Bohemia. Field Marshal Count Daun attacked and defeated Finck's isolated corps on 20 November 1759 with his army of 40,000 men. The next day Finck decided to surrender.

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Address 01809, Germany

Coordinates 50°55'23.577" N 13°47'36.785" E

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