Seven Years War
Battle of Landeshut
1760 Jun 23

Battle of Landeshut

Kamienna Góra, Poland

The year 1760 brought yet more Prussian disasters. The general Fouqué was defeated by the Austrians in the Battle of Landeshut. A Prussian army of 12,000 men under General Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué fought an Austrian army of over 28,000 men under Ernst Gideon von Laudon and suffered a defeat, with its commander wounded and taken prisoner. The Prussians fought with resolution, surrendering after running out of ammunition.