Frederick II defeats Austrian troops at Torgau

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Historical Context Note

At the Battle of Torgau, Frederick II of Prussia defeats an Austrian force under the command of Field-Marshal Daun, but at the cost of over 16 000 Prussian troops, as well as almost as many Austrians. The Austrians evacuate all of Saxony except the city of Dresden.
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Editors. "Frederick II defeats Austrian troops at Torgau". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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