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a town in S Moravia, in the SE Czech Republic: Russian and Austrian armies defeated by Napoleon I 1805.
Historical Examples

On the field of Austerlitz he was charged with the execution of the brilliant manœuvre which decided the fate of that battle.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson

On the first arrival of the news of the battle of Austerlitz, Moscow had been bewildered.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

In 1806, he was present at the placing of the trophied column in the Place Vendome, to commemorate the battle of Austerlitz.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various

The dispositions for the battle of Austerlitz occupied the entire day.
Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever

She had paid a million sterling to Austria, and the results were Ulm and Austerlitz.
William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose

What weather these Napoleons had, from Austerlitz down to the matchless autumn of 1870!
Dross Henry Seton Merriman

He reached a settlement which appeared to him to be the village of Austerlitz.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo

The news of Austerlitz, brought to him during his illness, is said to have killed him.
A Traveller in War-Time Winston Churchill

Like that of Austerlitz, the sun set upon a victory; but how different in its results!
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 64, No.394, August, 1848 Various

Popular superstition had it that the sun of Austerlitz was becoming clouded.
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo Victor Hugo

a town in the Czech Republic, in Moravia: site of Napoleon’s victory over the Russian and Austrian armies in 1805. Pop: 1795 (2007 est) Czech name Slavkov


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