Blenheim

(redirected from Blindheim)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Blenheim

(blĕn`əm), Ger. Blindheim, village, Bavaria, S Germany, on the Danube River. Between Blenheim and nearby Höchstädt, John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeated (Aug. 13, 1704) the French and Bavarians under marshals C. Tallard and F. Marsin in one of the most important battles of the War of the Spanish Succession (see Blenheim, battle ofBlenheim, battle of,
major engagement of the War of the Spanish Succession (see Spanish Succession, War of the), fought on Aug. 13, 1704, at the village of Blenheim, near Höchstädt, Bavaria.
..... Click the link for more information.
). In gratitude for this and other military successes by the duke of Marlborough, the English Parliament had an immense mansion, Blenheim palace, constructed near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, central England.

Blenheim

a village in SW Germany, site of a victory of Anglo-Austrian forces under the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy that saved Vienna from the French and Bavarians (1704) during the War of the Spanish Succession
References in periodicals archive ?
With the Quintiq solution, WWL will be able to provide logistics solutions for distributing cargoes with maximum reliability, quality and cost effectiveness, and with all the versatility we need to adapt to market changes," said Ragnvald Blindheim, CIO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
The name Blenheim derives from a decisive battle that took place on August 13, 1704 on the north bank of the river Danube, near a small village called Blindheim or Blenheim, where the French leader, Marshall Tallard, had fixed his lines.
These events near the village Blindheim - from which the palace takes its name - on the Danube near Hochstadt, in Germany, were later said by the 1st duke's descendant, Britain's war-time leader Winston Churchill, to have 'changed the political axis of the world'.