- Glossary definition: Elster, Battle on the
Elster, Battle on the
(14 October, 1080)

Great Saxon Revolt
Between Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and the German anti-king Rudolf of Swabia on October 14, 1080 near Hohenmölsen on the Weisse Elster. Although a military defeat for Henry, Rudolf died from a lost hand and a wound in his belly. With Rudolf no longer a threat, the rebellion lost its focus.