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Battelfield Othée 23 sept 1408, Rutten, Tongeren, Limburg, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara
N 50° 43.698 E 005° 26.010
31U E 671742 N 5622435
Quick Description: The battlefield of the battle of Othée 23 september 1408.
Location: Limburg, Belgium
Date Posted: 8/2/2018 12:35:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMYWGN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The Battle of Othée was fought between the citizens of the Liège and a professional army under command of John the Fearless on 23 September 1408. The militia of Liège suffered a heavy defeat.
The rebels marched towards the enemy and took up position on a little hill in open field between the villages of Othée, Rutten and Herstappe. Despite the braveness of the rebels, they were surrounded by the reserve troops of the Duke and cut to pieces. On the orders of the Duke, no mercy was given. Henri of Horne, his son and most of the nobles were amongst the dead.
The exact number of casualties will never be known, but the much-used figure of 35,000 is most probably an exaggeration.
The battlr started in the morning and ended at 14:30, the dead were put on stacks of 3m high.
Name of Battle:
Battle of Othée

Name of War: Battle of Othée 1408

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 9/23/1408

Date of Battle (End): 9/23/1408

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