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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Leader of the Saxon struggle against Charlemagne; annihilated the Frankish army in 783, in retaliation for which Charlemagne executed 4500 Saxons he had taken prisoners, which roused the entire Saxon people to arms, and led to a drawn battle at Detmold, upon which Wittekind accepted baptism, and was promoted to a dukedom by the Frankish king; he fell in battle with Gerold, a Swabian duke, in 807.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wittekind'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wittekind.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.