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Battle of Legnica (1241)

Medieval miniature depicting the Battle of Legnica

Battle of Legnica

The Battle of Legnica was fought between the Mongols and combined Polish-German forces led by Silesian Duke Henry II the Pious near the city of Legnica in Silesia on April 9, 1241. The Mongols decisively defeated the Polish-German troops, while Henry II the Pious was killed in the battle.

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