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Noun: Austerlitz  'ós-tu(r),lits
  1. A decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II
    - battle of Austerlitz
  2. A town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805

Type of: pitched battle, town

Part of: Czech Republic, Napoleonic Wars

Encyclopedia: Austerlitz, NY