Battle of Hummelshof

Battle of Hummelshof took place on July 19, 1702 (O.S.) near the small town Hummelshof in Swedish Livonia (present-day Estonia). It was the second significant Russian victory in the Great Northern War.

Battle of Hummelshof
Part of the Great Northern War
Battle of Hummelhof, 1702
Anonymous copperplate of the battle (1733)
DateJuly 18, 1702 (O.S.)
July 19, 1702 (Swedish calendar)
July 29, 1702 (N.S.)
Result Russian victory
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach Boris Sheremetev
6,000 men[1]
17 artillery pieces[2]
20,000[3]–23,969 men[2]
24 artillery pieces[2]
Casualties and losses
2,000 killed and over 1,000 wounded and captured[3] 1,000[4]–4,000 killed and wounded[3]


Czar Peter's forces invaded Ingria at the beginning of the year.[5]:688 After the Battle of Erastfer there were no big battles between Russian and Sweden armies. In July the Russian army began advancing to Tartu. The two armies met near the town of Hummelshof.


At first Sweden troops won the battle against Russian vanguard and captured 5 or 6 cannons. Later main Russian forces arrived at the battlefield and attacked the Swedish troops. These Sweden troops repulsed the first Russian attack, but the Russians attacked again. Fresh Russian infantry began to encircle the Swedish forces that had to withdraw from the battlefield.


After this battle Boris Sheremetev marched through Southern Swedish Livonia without any resistance and plundered the territory. By the end of the year, the Russians occupy the Niva River Valley.[5]:688


  1. ^ Sundberg (2010). Sveriges krig 1630-1814. p. 222.
  2. ^ a b c Northern Wars, Oskar Sjöström[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Gordon A. The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia: To which is Prefixed a Short General History of the Country from the Rise of that Monarchy: and an Account of the Author's Life, Volume 1. Aberdeen. 1755. pp. 165–168
  4. ^ Boris Grigorjev & Aleksandr Bespalov (2012). Kampen mot övermakten. Baltikums fall 1700–1710. p. 111.
  5. ^ a b Tucker, S.C., 2010, A Global Chronology of Conflict, Vol. Two, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC, ISBN 9781851096671

Coordinates: 57°47′00″N 26°02′00″E / 57.7833°N 26.0333°E / 57.7833; 26.0333