Battle of Chemnitz
The Battle of Chemnitz (14 April 1639) took place near the town of Chemnitz, in what is now eastern Germany, during the Thirty Years' War. Swedish forces under Johan Banér inflicted a crushing defeat on Rodolfo Giovanni Marazzino who commanded the Saxons and an Imperial detachment.
|Battle of Chemnitz|
|Part of the Thirty Years' War|
Holy Roman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Rodolfo Giovanni Marazzino|
|6 cavalry regiments||5,000 men|
|Casualties and losses|
|500 killed or wounded||
The battle was a confused engagement in broken country north of Chemnitz. After a forced march to the area, the Swedish forces were able to rout a large portion of the opposing forces, capturing their baggage train, and taking 1,500 prisoners.
- Wedgwood, C.V. (1938), The Thirty Years War, Pimlico, ISBN 0-7126-5332-5
- Wilson, Peter Hamish (2009), The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy (illustrated, reprint ed.), Harvard University Press, pp. 614, ISBN 9780674036345
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