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LANDEN, a town in the province of Liege, Belgium, an important junction for lines of railway from Limburg, Liege and Louvain. Pop. (1904) 2874. It is the birthplace of the first Pippin, distinguished as Pippin of Landen from his grandson Pippin of Herstal. In 1603 the French under Marshal Luxemburg defeated here the Anglo-Dutch army under William III. This battle is also called Neerwinden from a village 3 m. W. of Landen. Here in 1793 the Austrians under Frederick of Saxe-Coburg and Clerfayt defeated the French under Dumouriez.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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