Battle of Landeshut (1760)

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Battle of Landeshut
Part of the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War)
Combat de Landeshut.jpg
Date23 June 1760
Result Austrian victory
Holy Roman Empire Austria Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Ernst von Laudon Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué (WIA) (POW)
28,000 12,000
68 guns
Casualties and losses
774 killed, 2,195 wounded
1,927 killed, 8,315 captured and wounded, 68 guns

The Battle of Landeshut was an engagement fought on 23 June 1760 during the Third Silesian War (part of the Seven Years' War).

A Prussian army of 12,000 men under General Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué fought an Austrian army of over 28,000 men under Ernst Gideon von Laudon and suffered a defeat, with its commander wounded and taken prisoner. The Prussians lost 10,242 men including 1,927 killed along with 8,315 prisoners as well as 68 guns captured. The Austrians lost 774 killed and 2,195 wounded. The Prussians fought with resolution, surrendering after running out of ammunition.[1]


  1. ^ Szabo pp.279–280

External links[edit]


  • Szabo, Franz A.J. The Seven Years War in Europe, 1757-1763. Pearson, 2008.

Coordinates: 50°47′00″N 16°02′00″E / 50.783333°N 16.033333°E / 50.783333; 16.033333