Battle of Prague, 6 May 1757 (Bohemia, now Czech Republic)

Battle of Seven Years War. An 75,000 strong Austrian army led by Charles of Lorraine, held Prague. Frederick the Great decided to start his 1757 campaign with an attempt to capture the city, and marched into Bohemia with 64,000 men. After a initial attack on the Austrian left, Frederick ordered a general advance, which soon bogged down in fierce fighting, and the day was only saved when Frederick sent cavalry at both Austrian wings, forcing the Austrians to flee back into the city of Prague, which Frederick then moved to besiege. Both sides lost over 10,000 men.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (30 October 2000), Battle of Prague, 6 May 1757, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_prague1757.html

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