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Date: 26.06.2017

Battle of the Nations

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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In October 1813 over half a million soldiers from almost every country in Europe met on the battlefields surrounding Leipzig, and over one hundred thousand of them lost their lives. The 1813 Battle of the Nations at Leipzig marked the end of French domination of Europe, but it also marked a break from the ideas of freedom, equality and fraternity. To commemorate the fallen soldiers, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Russian Memorial Church were both dedicated in 1913.
 
 
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Battle of the Nations

Monument to the Battle of the Nations; Photo: LTM-Schmidt
16.10.1813 Beginning of the conflict in what is now Markkleeberg
18.10.1813 Decisive day of the battle - the defeat of Napoleon
1913 Dedication of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations
2003 Beginning of reconstruction and restoration measures
2013 Completion of restoration work
2013 Double anniversary - Battle of the Nations and Monument
Annually in October Regular re-enactment events in Markkleeberg


 
 
200th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations and 100th anniversary of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations