jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2015

November 5: On November 5, 1757, Frederick "the Great" of Prussia defeated the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire of Austria at the Battle of Rossbach, during the Seven Years' War.

Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, aged 68

Seven Years' War definition can be summarized in the non-acceptance and lack of honor to allow a woman to rule the Holy Roman Empire. As a result a new struggle for power in Europe began between 1756 and 1763, in order to establish control over Austria that lost Silesia in favor of Prussia.


Añadir leFrederick the Great closes the trap. Red represents the French and Austrian army.



It is pertinent to say that the war in question should be recognized as the First World War, because its battles took place in Europe, America, Asia, West Africa, India and the Philippines: It was a global war.





Frederick II, nicknamed "The Great" was King of Prussia and admired for his brilliance in military campaigns as well as his expertise to organize of the Prussian armies. When Frederick assumed the throne of Prussia, he attacked Austria and claimed Silesia, which launched him to fame as a military strategist.


5 November 1757 – Battle of Rossbach – Seven Years War

Frederick took advantage of the Holy Roman Empire ruled by Maria Theresa of Austria, who had no support from other European monarchies, nor of her own generals who were ashamed to undergo a woman.

As you can see areas of conflict can be found in the maps of the campaign of "Empire Total War".

The antagonisms between Prussia´s Hohenzollern dynasty, the Habsburg dynasty and the houses of Bourbon in France and Spain were in constant conflict of territorial interests worldwide. Actually, the Seven Years’ War was a global war.


All the participants of the Seven Years' War.   Great Britain, Prussia, Portugal, with allies   France, Spain, Austria, Russia, Sweden with allies.