At Zorndorf he again distinguished himself, but at the surprise of Hochkirch fell wounded into the hands of the Austrians.
In the former year Frederick triumphed, at a heavy cost, over the Russians at Zorndorf; and although, through lack of his usual foresight, he lost the battle of Hochkirch, he prevented the Austrians from deriving any real advantage from their triumph, Silesia still remaining in his hands at the end of the year.
He was educated in the corps of cadets at St Petersburg, began his military career in the Seven Years' War, and was wounded at Zorndorf.
ZORNDORF, a village of Prussia, in the Oder valley, northeast of Ciistrin.
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