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1741

Events

April 10, 1741

Prussia defeats Austria in...
Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz. The Battle of Mollwitz was fought by Prussia and Austria on 10 April 1741, during the early stages of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the first battle of the new Prussian King Frederick II, in which both sides made numerous military blunders but Frederick the Great still managed to attain victory. This battle cemented his authority over the newly conquered territory of Silesia and gave him valuable military experience.
battle, Mollwitz, War of the Austrian Succession

Births

Deaths

March 17, 1741
Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau was a French poet.
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