Battle of Lützen
Part of the Thirty Years' War
Date 6 November (O.S.) or 16 November (N.S.), 1632
Location Near Lützen, southwest of Leipzig
(present-day Germany)
Result Swedish pyrrhic victory


Protestant German States

Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806)

Holy Roman Empire
German Catholic League
Commanders and leaders
Gustavus Adolphus
Bernard of Saxe-Weimar
Dodo zu Innhausen und Knyphausen
Robert Munro, 18th Baron of Foulis
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim
Heinrich Holk
The Battle of Lützen was a 1632 battle of the Thirty Years' War. While it was a Protestant victory, which saw the forces of the German Catholic League retreat from Saxony, the battle also saw the death of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, a loss from which the Protestant forces never quite recovered. Catholic general Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim was also killed in the battle.

Battle of Lützen in 1632Edit

As a consequence of the Ring of Fire, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden learned of his fate at the Battle of Lützen months before it was scheduled to occur. Consequently, the battle never occurred. However, Gustavus, his aides, and his allies in the United States of Europe knew that the Swedish king was still capable of the bull-headedness that led to his death in that other universe. Gottfried Pappenheim was also given a longer lifespan.