from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Poland west of Wroclaw. Chartered in 1252, it was acquired by Prussia in 1742 and was the site of Frederick the Great's victory over the Austrians (August 15, 1760). Population: 105,000.


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  • There were YAF chapters in Legnica, Lodz, and Szczucin in 1947, and a childcare center named for Ruta Berman and operated under the auspices of YAF in the last of these three locations.


  • Sure enough, it was a summons for Sir Conrad to appear NOW in front of the King, at Legnica.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • Mongols smashed combined Polish and German forces at Legnica (Leignitz) in southwestern Poland (now Silesia).


  • Polish militia used tear gas to quell Polish attacks on Soviet army installations at Legnica (Liegnitz).

    1954, March 19

  • He fought at Legnica ... with my ancestor at Grunwald ... with Jan Sobieski at Vienna ... and against the deluge at Czestochowa!


  • To the surprise of these two tested warriors, the assault on Wroclaw never came, for early next morning Henry the Pious announced that all troops would be withdrawn forty miles to the west, where they would engage the Tatars in a culminating battle around his secondary castle at Legnica.


  • "At the battle of Legnica against the Tatars in 1240, Boleslaw the Stupid placed his right wing under the command of his cousin Mieszko the Obese, who was not too bright and who ran away with all his troops at the flight of the first Tatar arrows."


  • Legnica - A moderate earthquake struck northwest of the Polish city of Legnica on Saturday morning, seismologists said.

    Signs of the Times

  • The reason for the Georgians 'deportation has become the incident occurred in the town of Legnica on Dec. 15, 2009, when Georgian and Chechen nationals seized the train heading from Poland to Dresden to take their complaints about poor living conditions in refugee camps.


  • Police spokesman Slawomir Masojc says the French bus with 50 people aboard was traveling from Strasbourg to Krakow when it ran into the truck on a highway near the southwestern town of Legnica.



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