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The Battle of Lauffeld took place on July 2, 1747 during the French conquest of the Netherlands (part of the War of the Austrian Succession. Marshall Saxe led the French forces to victory over the combined forces of England's Scots Guards fighting under the banner of the Duke of Cumberland, and Dutch Republic, fighting under the Prince of Orange, at Lauffeld, near Maastricht. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). ... Maurice, comte de Saxe (German Moritz Graf von Sachsen) (October 28, 1696 – November 30, 1750), Marshal General of France, the natural son of Augustus II of Poland and of the countess Aurora Königsmark, was born at Goslar. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Scots Guards are a regiment of the British Army and have a long and proud history stretching back hundreds of years. ... Duke of Cumberland is a peerage title that was conferred upon junior members of the British royal family. ... This article is about the Dutch United Provinces. ... // The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in the valley of Rhone in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (and from 1544 of the House of Orange-Nassau). ... Maastricht (Limburgish and city dialect: Mestreech; French: Maestricht) is a municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. ...


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Battle of Lauffeld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (113 words)
The Battle of Lauffeld took place on July 2, 1747 during the French conquest of the Netherlands (part of the War of the Austrian Succession.
Marshall Saxe led the French forces to victory over the combined forces of England's Scots Guards fighting under the banner of the Duke of Cumberland, and Dutch Republic, fighting under the Prince of Orange, at Lauffeld, near Maastricht.
Categories: Battles of the War of the Austrian Succession
James Wolfe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (684 words)
Wolfe fought at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.
He served in Scotland under the Duke of Cumberland in the campaign to defeat the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and took part in the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
At the Battle of Culloden he refused to carry out an order of the Duke of Cumberland, to shoot a wounded highlander stating his honour was worth more than his commission.
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