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A city of southwest Poland west of Wrocl̷aw. In a battle nearby (1241), an invading Mongol army defeated a coalition of European forces.


(Polish lɛɡˈnitsa)
(Placename) an industrial town in SW Poland. Pop: 105 025 (2007 est). German name: Liegnitz


(lɛgˈnit sə)

a city in SW Poland. 104,000.
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The editors of the Hammerschmidt edition, following Otto Kade, thought the piece might be linked to the Saxon victory at Leignitz in May 1634.
Leonhard von Liechtenstein requested yet a third appraisal of Glaidt's Sabbath book from Schwenkfeld's close associate, Valentin Krautwald in Leignitz.
Cracovia es tomada, y, el 9 de abril de 1241, las fuerzas aliadas de polacos, checos y teutones, son derrotadas en Wahlstadt, cerca de Leignitz.