Declaration of victory after the Battle of Leipzig on 18 October 1813

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “Declaration of victory after the Battle of Leipzig on 18 October 1813” (1839) by Johann Peter Krafft
  • The Soundtrack: “The Patriot” by John Williams (“The Patriot” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

Napoleon suffered one of the decisive defeats against the allied Russian, Austrian and Prussian troops in the “Battle of the Nations” near Leipzigfrom 16 to 19 October 1813. The four-day battle resulted in over 84,000 deaths. Among others, Karl Philipp Fürst Schwarzenberg, right on the white horse (1771-1820, Austrian field marshal and diplomat), and as a group of three in the centre from left to right Tsar Alexander, Emperor Franz I. and King Friedrich Wilhelm III.

The situation described has never happened in this way. At the time of the announcement of victory, the Austrian emperor had already retired to his quarters at Schloss Rötha.

About the Soundtrack

The Patriot is a 2000 American epichistorical fictionwar film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel GibsonChris CooperHeath Ledger, and Jason Isaacs. The film mainly takes place in rural Berkeley County, South Carolina, and depicts the story of an American Colonist, nominally loyal to the British Crown, who is swept into the American Revolutionary War when his family is affected. Benjamin Martin is a composite figure who Rodat has stated is based on four factual figures from the American Revolutionary War: Andrew PickensFrancis MarionDaniel Morgan, and Thomas Sumter.

John Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney.[1][2] In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams’s score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”

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