Sempach


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Sempach

(zĕm`päkh), town (1990 pop. 3,096), Lucerne canton, N central Switzerland, on the Lake of Sempach. Near Sempach the Swiss decisively defeated the Austrians in 1386.

Sempach

 

a city in Switzerland in the canton of Luzern, near which the Swiss infantry on June 9, 1386, defeated the army of knights of the Austrian duke Leopold III Hapsburg, forcing them to fight on foot. The Swiss national hero A. Winkelried distinguished himself in the battle. The victory near Sempach promoted the further consolidation of the Swiss Confederation.

Sempach

a village in central Switzerland, in Lucerne canton on Lake Sempach: scene of the victory (1386) of the Swiss over the Hapsburgs
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Felix Liechti of the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach and his colleagues put 1.
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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.
the disastrous battle of Sempach is marked "Austriadum clades 1385" (without an illustration) on the map of the upper Rhine.
Marchal, Sempach, 1386: Von den Anfangen des Territorialstaates Luzern.
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