The Battle of Sablat or Záblatí occurred on 10 June 1619, during the Bohemian period of the Thirty Years' War. The battle was fought between a Roman Catholic Imperial army led by Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy and the Protestant army of Ernst von Mansfeld.

Battle of Sablat
Part of the Thirty Years War
Schlacht von Zablat Hogenbersche Geschichtsblätter.JPG
Date10 June 1619
Záblatí near Dříteň, southern Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Result Imperial victory
Bohemia Bohemia  Holy Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Ernst von Mansfeld Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy
3,200 5,000
Casualties and losses
1,500 dead or wounded 650

When Mansfeld was on his way to reinforce general Hohenloe, who was besieging Budějovice (German: Budweis), Buquoy intercepted Mansfeld near the small village of Záblatí (German: Sablat), about 25 km (16 mi) km NW of Budějovice, and brought him to battle. Mansfeld suffered defeat, losing at least 1,500 infantry and his baggage train. As a result, the Bohemians had to lift the siege of Budějovice.

Primary sourcesEdit

  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Thirty Years' War, (London/New York: Routledge, 1984. ISBN 0-415-02534-6). 340 pages.

Coordinates: 48°59′17″N 13°56′35″E / 48.9881°N 13.9431°E / 48.9881; 13.9431