Frederick the Great besieges Olmütz but fails

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Historical Context Note


Frederick the Great begins to besiege Olmütz (present-day Olomouc, in the Czech Republic), but after facing unexpectedly strong resistance, he is eventually forced to abandon the attempt.
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Editors. "Frederick the Great besieges Olmütz but fails". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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