The joint troops from Austria, Russia, Sweden and the Russian Empire did not want to bow down to the foreign rule and now were pitted against the Grand Armée at the gates of Leipzig. The slaughter lasted for 3 days and on both sides the casualties were high, 90000 soldiers lost their lives. A few days later the complete magnitude had been made clear, danger of epidemic threatened and the many wounded seeked sanctuary in the city.
Also the burial of the fallen was a problem. 100 years later, 1913, the 91m high Monument to the Battle of the Nations was built as memorial against the oblivion. "
The 100th Anniversary of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations
The 1000th Anniversary of the City of Leipzig