Battle of Landen

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The Battle of Landen (or Neerwinden), in the current Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, was a battle in the War of the Grand Alliance, fought in the Netherlands on July 29, 1693 between the French army of Marshal Luxembourg and the Allied army of King William III of England. The French assaulted the allied position three times before the French cavalry finally penetrated the allied defenses and drove William's army from the field in a rout. The battle was, however, quite costly for both sides, the French losing 9,000 men to the Allies' 19,000, and the French failed to follow up on their victory, allowing William to escape.

Among the dead on the French side was Patrick Sarsfield, the Jacobite Earl of Lucan, who had been permitted to sail for France, December 22, 1691, the last of the Jacobite Irish army. after his surrender at Limerick ended the Jacobite war in Ireland, 1691. As his seniors were killed, disabled or taken prisoner, Major-General Sarsfield was eventually in command but was struck by a bullet in the chest. He was taken to the town of Huy, about twenty miles away, where he died three days later. "Oh, that this were for Ireland," he said as he expired.

William followed with a silver medal struck to commemorate his "victory". It was designed by Jan Boskem and featured a Roman bust of William crowned with laurel and an aerial battle between a falcon and a stork.


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British Order of Battle


Royal Horse Guards
1st King's Dragoon Guards
Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards
4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
The King's Carabineers
4th Queen's Own Hussars


1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards
2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
1st Battalion, Scots Guards
2nd Battalion, Scots Guards
1st Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot
2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 4th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 7th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 14th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 16th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 19th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 21st Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 25th Regiment of Foot
1st Battalion, 26th Regiment of Foot

Scotch Brigade

External links

nl:Eerste slag bij Neerwinden


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