austerlitz : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805
- n a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II
- Peer Steinbrueck in Reuters
I would have liked to know whether he played chess in the same way he planned out his campaigns, especially the battle of Austerlitz,Steinbrueck told the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview.
- Victor Hugo in guardian.co.uk
If it hadn't rained during the night of June 17-18, 1815,writes Hugo, "the future of Europe would have been different. A few drops of water, more or less, brought NapolÃ©on to his knees. So that Waterloo could be the end of Austerlitz,...