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Name Coentgen, Heinrich Hugo
Life Dates 1727-1792
Nationality German
Occupation Cartographer
Role Cartographer

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Map Collection - 2014.17.86

"Bataille de Prague entre Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse et Son Altesse royale le Prince Charles de Lorraine le 6 Mai 1757," Frankfurt am Main, c. 1790, hand-colored engraving, map by Heinrich Hugo Coentgen after L. Therbu Map of the Battle of Prague, a major battle of the Seven Years' War, in which Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, made a bold attempt to take the city of Prague. In early spring of 1757, Frederick divided his forces into four groups which converged on the city of Prague. The Austrians had spent the winter constructing fortifications east of the city. Outnumbering the Austrians, the Prussians gained the advantage, and Austrian troops retreated into the city of Prague. Aust