Battles in which the Winning Side's commanders die

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Feb 2012
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Battle of Quebec: It was the decisive battle in the French and Indian Wars. The English found a way to Quebec. During the battle, both commanders died, including James Wolfe.

Battle of Mantinea: Epamanondas, father of tactics, decisively crushed an army of Sparta, Athens, Ellis, and the Mantinea League, but died during the process while fighting for the front lines. His intended successors were also killed. Having no great leader left, this paved way for the Invasion of Macedon.
Mar 2012
Battle of Lutzen, 1632 Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus died while leading cavalry charge. One of the Thirty Years Wars general on Catholic side, Pappenheim got killed too.
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Battle of Trafalgar, 1805: Nelson was killed and took 22 French and Spanish ships with him.


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Oct 2009
Battle of Clontarf, 1014; both the Irish high king Brian Boru and his son are killed while defeating the Norse invaders.
Sep 2012
The battle of Noryang in 1598 where Admiral Yi met his end. He was killed whilst pursuing the retreating Japanese fleet and famously had his death obscured to prevent a loss of moral.


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Apr 2008
Isaac Brock Battle of Queenston Heights 1812

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Nov 2010
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Sir John Moore at the Battle Of Corunna [ame=""]Battle of Corunna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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Nov 2011
The Battle of Killiekrankie (1689) where the leader of the Jacobite faction John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, and known to history as Bonnie Dundee was mortally wounded. Dundee's forces were arrayed on the high ground on the Braes of Killiekrankie where they swept down on King William's forces led by General MacKay and routed them despite taking severe casualties.