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Neerwinden

(nārvĭn`dən), village, Liège prov., E Belgium. In the War of the Grand Alliance the French under Marshal LuxembourgLuxembourg, François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de
, 1628–95, marshal of France. Under his cousin, the Great Condé, he served in the Fronde, in the conquest of Franche-Comté (1668), and in the Dutch War.
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 defeated (1693) William III of England there. In the French Revolutionary Wars, a French defeat (1793) at Neerwinden resulted in the defection of General DumouriezDumouriez, Charles François
, 1739–1823, French general in the French Revolutionary Wars. After fighting in the Seven Years War, he was employed by King Louis XV on several secret missions.
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 to the Austrians.
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Another defeat of followed at Neerwinden some weeks later in 1793, for which Dumourier blamed Miranda for not holding his position.
Although historians have generally represented the military history of the revolution as a series of campaigns resolved by great battles - Valmy, Jemappes, Neerwinden, Wattignies, Fleurus - it is striking that revolutionary politicians, journalists, poets, playwrights and artists devoted so much of their attention to these two sieges.
Principal battles: Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793); Caldiero, Arcole (both near Verona), Mantua (1796); Rivoli (1797).
Principal battles: Jemappes (1792); Neerwinden (near Liege), Wattignies (1793); Fleurus (1794); Wurzburg (1796); Stockach I, Zurich I (1799); Caldiero (near Verona) (1805); Eggmuhl, Aspern-Essling, Wagram (1809).
Principal battles: Calafatu (Calafat) (1790); Croix sous Bois (near Valenciennes) (1792); Aldenhoven (near Julich), Neerwinden II (near Liege), Wattignies (1793); Hooglede (near Kortryk), Aldenhoven II (1794); Hochst, Pfeddersheim (near Worms) (1795).
Principal battles: Senef (Seneffe) (1674); Mont Cassel (1677); Fleurus (1690); Leuze (1691); Steenkirk (Hainaut, Belgium) (1692); Neerwinden (near Liege) (1693); Ramillies (Brabant, Belgium) (1706); Oudenarde (Oudenaarde) (1708); Malplaquet (near Lille) (1709); Denain (1712).
Principal battles: Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793); the Pyramids (1798); Aboukir I (Abu Qir) (1799); Mariazell, Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Auerstadt (near Weimar), Golymin (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk) (1807); Eckmuhl (Eggmuhl), Ratisbon (Regensburg), Wagram (1809); Smolensk, Borodino, Maloyaroslavetz (near Kaluga), Krasnoye (Smolensk region), Berezina River (1812); and Hamburg (1814).
Principal battles: Valmy, Jemappes (1792); Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793).
Principal battles: Jemappes (1792); Neerwinden (near Liege), Hondschoote, Wattignies (1793); Fleurus (1794); Wurzburg (1796); Stockach (1799); Talavera (Talavera de la Reina) (1808); Vitoria (1813).
Principal battles: Sedgemoor (1685); the Boyne (1690); Aughrim (1691); Steenkirk (Hainaut, Belgium) (1692); Neerwinden (1693).
Principal battles: Lens (1648); Rethel (1650); the Dunes (near Dunkerque) (1658); Cassel (1677); Saint-Denis (near Mons) (1678); Fleurus (1690); Leuze (1691); Steenkirk (Hainaut, Belgium) (1692); Neerwinden (near Liege) (1693).
Principal battles: Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793), Novi (near Carpi) (1799); Hohenlinden (near Munich) (1800), Dresden (1813).