Morgarten

Morgarten

Morgarten (môrˈgärtən), mountain, 4,084 ft (1,245 m) high, N central Switzerland, on the border of Schwyz and Zug cantons. There, on Nov. 15, 1315, a small Swiss force decisively defeated the Austrians, thus paving the way for Swiss independence. A monument commemorates the battle.
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He then proceeds to a virtual litany of Swiss victories, great and small, through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, paying particular attention to the decisive engagements of Morgarten (1315) and Sempach (1386), and rising to a rattling crescendo of battles "too many to count" (l.
Visible on the hill above is a stone monument to the Battle of Morgarten, in which hundreds of Swiss successfully trapped thousands of Austrian invaders after confederation.
These sentiments reflect something of the old spirit of the battle of Morgarten, where, in 1315, the citizen foot-soldiers of the Swiss League routed Austria's "professional" army of knights.