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Battle of Morgaten which happened #onthisday 15th November 1315 A.D. which had a strong force of 1,500 from the Swiss Confederacy which was ambushed by a group of Austrian soldiers from the Holy Roman Empire while on the shores near Switzerland.

The Swiss were led by the Werner Stauffacher which was defeated by the Austrians, under the command of Duke Leopold I. The Swiss victory cemented the lasting League of the Three Forest Cantons, which became the core of modern day Switzerland.

 

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