Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Breitenfeld, a village of Saxony, is four miles N. of Leipsic. It is noted as the scene of two battles in the Thirty Years' war - in 1631, when Gustavus Adolphus defeated Tilly, and in 1642, when the Swedes were again victorious under Torstenson over Archduke Leopold and Piccolomini.