Saxon army capitulates to Prussia at Pirna

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Historical Context Note


The Saxon town of Pirna, which has been under siege since 11th September, submits to the forces of Frederick II of Prussia. Approximately 19 000 troops are taken prisoner.
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Citation:
Editors. "Saxon army capitulates to Prussia at Pirna". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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