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The village gave its name to two great battles, the first fought in 1693 between the Anglo-Allied army under William III of England and the French under the duke of Luxemburg, ending in a French victory. (This battle, during the War of the Grand Alliance, is usually called the Battle of Landen.) The second battle took place in 1793 between the Austrians under Prince Josias of Coburg and the French under General Dumouriez and ended in an Austrian victory.