Frederick II defeats French and Imperial troops at Rossbach

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At the Battle of Rossbach, Frederick II of Prussia defeats a joint force of French and Imperial troops.Through skilful use of his cavalry, he manages to defeat an army of approximately twice the size, by employing an element of surprise.

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Editors. "Frederick II defeats French and Imperial troops at Rossbach". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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