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  Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Breitenfeld was the first major Protestant victory in the Thirty Years' War.
In late August 1631, the Imperial Commander Johann Tserclaes, Graf von Tilly invaded Saxony in hopes of forcing the ruler of the Electorate of Saxony, John George I to abandon an alliance he planned to conclude with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden.
The Battle of Breitenfeld served as major endorsement of the linear tactics of Gustavus Adolphus.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld (1642) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wittstock – Rheinfelden – Breisach – Chemnitz – Honnecourt – Breitenfeld – Rocroi – Tuttlingen – Freiburg – Jüterbog – Jankov – Mergentheim – Nördlingen – Zusmarshausen – Prague – Lens
The Second Battle of Breitenfeld (October 23, 1642), also known as the "First Battle of Leipzig", took place at Breitenfeld (4 miles north-east of Leipzig), Germany during the Thirty Years' War.
The Swedish Army led by Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson beat an army of the Holy Roman Empire led by Archduke Leopold William of Habsburg and his deputy, General Ottavio Piccolomini.
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 BREITENFELD - LoveToKnow Article on BREITENFELD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
short of Breitenfeld on the left; opposite this position, and behind a group of villages on the Loberbach stream, lay the Swedish forces, flanked on their left by the Saxon contingent under the elector, who was assisted by Arnim.
Tillys attack was strenuously opposed, and at this momen.t the decisive stroke of the battle was delivered by the Swedish right wing, which, having disposed of Pappenheim, swung round and occupied the ground originally held by the Imperial infantry, seized Tillys guns, and with them enfiladed the enemys new line.
The village of Breitenfeld also gives its name to another great battle in the Thirty Years War (November 2, 1642), in which the Swedes under Torstensson defeated the Imperialists under the archduke Leopold and Prince Piccolomini, who were seeking to relieve Leipzig.
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 Battle of Rain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frankfort – Magdeburg – Werben – Breitenfeld Rain – Fürth – Lützen – Oldendorf – Nördlingen
On April 5, 1632, Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus crossed the Lech river near the city Rain, Bavaria after a short battle against Tilly's army during the Thirty Years' War.
Tilly was fatally wounded by a cannon ball during the crossing.
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 Thirty Years' War
The election of the Catholic zealot Ferdinand, Archduke of Styria, as King of Bohemia caused the Bohemian Protestants to fear for their religious freedom, and in May 1618, at Hradcany castle, two Catholic councillors (Martinitz[?] and Slavata[?]) were thrown from the castle windows.
The Battle of White Mountain, near Prague in 1620 was a serious blow to Protestant ambitions in the region.
In 1632 Gustavus Adolphus dies at the Battle of Lützen (although the Swedes win the battle), and in 1634 the Swedes are defeated at the battle of Nordlingen, but they continue to fight in the war until the end in 1648.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Breitenfeld (1642)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Second Battle of Breitenfeld (October 23, 1642), also known as the "First Battle of Leipzig", took place 4 miles north-east of Leipzig, Germany during the Thirty Years' War.
The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally on the territory of todays Germany, but also involving most of the major continental powers.
Map of battle by 18 October 1813, from Meyers Encyclopaedia The Battle of Leipzig (October 16-19, 1813), also called the Battle of the Nations, was the largest conflict in the Napoleonic Wars and one of the worst defeats suffered by Napoleon Bonaparte.
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 Thirty Years' War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)
In 1645, the Swedish marshal Lennart Torstensson defeated the Imperial army at the Battle of Jankau near Prague, and Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé defeated the Bavarian army in the Second Battle of Nördlingen.
In 1648 the Swedes (commanded by Marshal Carl Gustaf Wrangel) and the French (led by Turenne and Conde) defeated the Imperial army at the Battle of Zusmarshausen and Lens.
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 SIR JOHN HEPBURN - LoveToKnow Article on SIR JOHN HEPBURN
He took part with his regiment in Gustavus's Polish wars, and in 1631, a few months before the battle of Breitenfeld he was placed in command of the " Scots" or " Green " brigade of the Swedish army.
At Breitenfeld it was Hepburn's brigade which delivered the decisive stroke, and after this he remained with the king, who placed the fullest reliance on his skill and courage, until the battle of the Alte V'este near Nuremberg.
Hepburn's claim to the right of the line of battle was bitterly resented by the senior French regiments Shortly after this, in 1633, Hepburn was under a marechal de camp, and he took part in the campaigns in Alsace and Lorraine (1634-36).
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 Template talk:Battlebox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This means that for most battles (except battles of World War I and World War II), the word "the" will need to be added before the name of the war.
The Battle of Lützen by Carl Wahlbom shows the death of King Gustav II Adolf on 16 November 1632.
"battles" should be an en-dash separated list of battles in the campaign.
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At the battle of Lützen, in 1632, the imperialist infantry was organised in 7 brigades or battalions of 1 000 men, 1 regiment of 500 men in reserve and detachments of musketeers numbering in total 900 men.
It is interesting to know that at the battle of Lützen in 1632, the imperialist cavalry was organised in 5 regiments of cuirassier (1350 horses in 32 companies), 8 regiments of harquebusiers (2 450 horses in 52 companies), 1 regiment of 100 men of Dragoons and 5 regiments of Croatian (900 horses in 25 companies).
battle of the river Ter in 1694, 30 infantry battalions were grouped in 5 brigades.
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 The Thirty Years War: The Battle of Breitenfeld and the Swedish Triumph
The Sack of Madgeburg and the Battle of Breitenfeld
Tilly had moved his forces east from the Weser, joining in January, 1631 the remnants of the Imperial forces in their refuge at Frankfort-an-der-Oder.
Before the Battle of Breitenfeld, Gustavus had promised his troops that if they were victorious, the plunder of the rich Rhenish bishoprics of “Priests’ Alley” would be theirs.
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 Arts and Sciences Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But by 1631 he had an alliance with the state of Brandenburg, and Tilly's invasion of Saxony also forced them into an alliance.
The battle was fierce, with the Swedes firing their cannons at close range.
Breitenfeld was one of the greatest battles in history.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)
The genius of his innovations was demonstrated in 1631 at the battle of Breitenfeld when his Swedish army handily defeated Tilly's larger old style Imperial army.
As the battle ended the outcome was unclear and the decision was left to the judges.
This battle was a narrow victory for the Swedes.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld --  Encyclopædia Britannica
(Sept. 17, 1631), the first major Protestant victory of the Thirty Years' War, in which the army of the Roman Catholic Habsburg emperor Ferdinand II and the Catholic League, under Johan Isaclaes, Graf von Tilly, was destroyed by the Swedish-Saxon army under King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden.
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 LIST OF BATTLES (ALPHABETICAL)
Battle of Mohacs - 1526 - Turkish Conquest of Hungary
Battle of Pavia (773) - Conquests of Charlemagne
Battle of the Plains of Abraham see Battle of Quebec (1759) of which it was a part.
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Fontenoy is a legendary battle that figures in the story of the "Wild Geese" or "Exiles of Hope" -- approximately 12000 Irish warriors under General Patrick Sarsfield who despaired of their own, and Ireland's future in the aftermath of the Elizabethan conquest of Ulster.
Baden placed his cannons on a low hill that dominated the flat area, and started the battle with a heavy cannonade supported by a cavalry attack that for a moment looked to be close to destroying the Spanish line.
The face of the battle was changed by a lucky shot that detonated Baden's arsenal.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld (1642) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Battle of Breitenfeld (1642) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Wittstock – Rheinfelden – Breisach – Chemnitz – Honnecourt – Breitenfeld – Rocroi – Tuttlingen – Freiburg – Jüterbog – Jankov – Mergentheim – Nördlingen – Zusmarshausen – Prague – Lens
Battle of Breitenfeld (1642), See also, 1642, Battles of the Thirty Years' War, Battles of Sweden and Battles of the Holy Roman Empire.
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A little over a mile away, on a brow of slightly rising ground between the villages of Seehausen and Breitenfeld (“wide field”), the morning sun rose over the 36,000 men of the Imperial army: a wall of pikes, muskets, cannon and horseflesh fully two and a quarter miles from end to end.
Breitenfeld, a victory of movement and firepower over weight of formation, has been called the first battle of the modern age, and Gustavus the father of modern warfare.
Some two centuries after the battle at Breitenfeld a memorial was erected on the battlefield, with a simple inscription: “Freedom of belief for all the world.”
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 1631 - 1639 TIMELINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1631 Sep 17, At the Battle of Breitenfeld (Leipzig) Sweden’s King Gustaaf Adolf led a Saxon-Swedish army and defeated Gen. Tilly.
1631 Marco d'Aviano, an itinerant preacher for the Capuchins, a branch of the Franciscan friars, was born in Aviano, northern Italy.
1631 Barker and Lucas, the king’s printers at Blackfriars were fined 300 pounds for their bible misprint that omitted "not" from the 7th commandment.
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 Musketry
At the Battle of Blenheim (1704) the British with five battalions attacked the French fortified positions along a front of 750 yds.
At the Battle of Fontenoy (1745) five British battalions with a total strength of 2,500 men, less a few hundred men due to French artillery fire, let loose a volley at 30 yards against an attacking force of five French battalions.
At the Battle of Minden (1759) Hughes estimates that the effectiveness of musketry by both British and French was less than two percent per volley.
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 World History 1625- 1650 AD
On September 18th just north of Leipzig the two armies met in battle, The outcome of the battle was the first Protestant victory in the 30 years war.
At the next battle, the Battle of Lutzen which took place on November 16, 1632, Adolphus was killed.
In September 1634 Protestant forces under the command of Bernahard of Saxe-Weimer were defeated at the battle of Nordligen in Bavaria.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
(Sept. 17, 1631), the first major Protestant victory of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), in which the army of the Roman Catholic Habsburg emperor Ferdinand II.
The battle marked the emergence of Sweden as a great power and the triumph of the new Swedish flexible linear tactics over the old massive infantry formations that had long dominated European warfare.
In early September Tilly, the imperial commander, invaded Saxony and, after seizing Leibzig on September 15, arrayed his army in the suburb of Breitenfeld to meet the Swedish-Saxon advance.
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 Dictionary of Battles - First Battle of Breitenfeld September 15, 1631
This force reached the village of Breitenfeld, six miles north of Leipzig.
Tilly advanced on Breitenfeld, his infantry in the center, cavalry on both wings.
The battle of Breitenfeld marked a turning point in the Thirty Year's War.
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 The early-modern Military Revolution
The growing importance of fortresses made battles less frequent and less crucial: - defeat in the field was not decisive if a garrisoned strongpoint was still held.
At the battles of Kircholm (1605) and Gniew (1656), Polish cavalry showed they could beat the best Western infantry, and they played a key role in routing the Ottoman forces at the siege of Vienna (1683).
At the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631), Gustavus Adolphus even managed to capture the enemy's artillery (by a bold cavalry raid) and turn it against them.
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 Battle of Breitenfeld (1631): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Battle of Breitenfeld was the first major Protestant victory in the Thirty Years' War (Thirty Years' War: thumb300pxthe victory of gustavus adolphus at the battle of breitenfeld (1631)the thirty...
In late August 1631, the Imperial Commander Johann Tserclaes, Graf von Tilly (Johann Tserclaes, Graf von Tilly: johan tzerclaes, count of tilly (february, 1559 - april 30, 1632) was a general...
Tilly arrayed his forces north of Leipzig (Leipzig: A city in southeastern Germany famous for fairs; formerly a music and publishing center) at Breitenfeld and prepared to meet Gustavus Adolphus.
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 World War 1 and 2 - Åke Henriksson Tott
He was appointed Privy Councilor in 1630, and Field Marshal in 1631.
In the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), he commanded troops at the Battle of Grubin, in 1627 and the Battle of Breitenfeld, in 1631.
King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is said to have called him "the snow plow, who is going to clear the path for the rest".
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 The Thirty Years War: Home Page
The Sack of Magdeburg and the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631-32).
The Swedish Triumph and the Battle of Lützen (1632).
The Heilbronn League, the Fall of Wallenstein and the Battle of Nördlingen (1632-34).
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