The town hall
|• Mayor||Wolfgang Schenk (SPD)|
|• Total||44.39 km2 (17.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||439 m (1,440 ft)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
In June 1800, the armies of the French First Republic, under command of Jean Victor Moreau, fought Habsburg regulars and Württemberg contingents, under the general command of Pál Kray. Kray had taken refuge in the fortress at Ulm; Moreau diverted his army to approach Ulm from the east. Kray had ordered preparation for the destruction of all the bridges across the Danube, including the one at Lauingen. A small group of French captured a foothold on the northern bank of the Danube by Grensheim, and Moreau's forces were able to move against the fortress on both sides of the river. At this battle, the culmination of the Danube Campaign of 1800, Moreau forced Kray to abandon Ulm and withdraw into eastern Bavaria.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Albertus Magnus (around 1200-1280), Dominican, bishop and important Aristotelian scholar
- Martin Ruland the Younger (1569-1611), physician and alchemist
- Nikolaus Geiger (1849-1897), painter and sculptor
- Heinz Piontek (1925-2003), writer and Büchner Prize winner lived from 1947 to 1955 in Lauingen
Lauingen is twinned with:
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
- "Höchstädt", History of the Wars of the French Revolution: Including Sketches of the Civil History of Great Britain and France, from the Revolutionary Movements, 1788, to the Restoration of a General Peace, 1815, Kuhl, France, 1820, p. 183.
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