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Battle of Zusmarshausen

Battle of Zusmarshausen
Part of Thirty Years' War
Date 17 May 1648
Location Zusmarshausen, near Augsburg (present-day Germany)
Result Franco-Swedish victory
Swedish Empire
 Holy Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Carl Gustaf Wrangel
Vicomte de Turenne
Raimondo Montecuccoli
Jost Maximilian von Bronckhorst-Gronsfeld
Peter Melander Graf von Holzappel 
11,000 Swedish infantry
7,000 Swedish cavalry
8,000 French troops[1]
4,000 infantry
6,000 cavalry[1]
Casualties and losses

The Battle of Zusmarshausen was fought on 17 May 1648 between the Holy Roman Empire and Sweden and France (led by Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne) in the modern Augsburg district of Bavaria, Germany. The Swedish-French force was victorious, and the Imperial army barely escaped annihilation.

The French army, led by Turenne, first captured several pieces of artillery, before they met up with the Swedish army. When the armies met, they numbered about 26,000 men, while the Empire only had 10,000 men[1]

This battle was one of the last fought in the Thirty Years' War; its consequences were the weakening of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Holy Roman Empire and signalled the rise of France as the most powerful state of Europe.


  1. ^ a b c d Ericson Wolke, Lars m.fl.: Trettioåriga kriget - Europa i brand 1618-1648, sid. 174-175, Historiska Media, Lund 2006, ISBN 91-85377-37-6.

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