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The Battle of Süntel [1] was a skirmish in 782 between Saxon rebels led by Widukind and a detachment of Frankish forces led by envoys of Charlemagne. The result was a victory for the Saxons, resulting in the deaths of four counts, 20 other noblemen, and two of the three leaders of the Frankish detachment.[2] Shortly following the loss, Charlemagne had 4,500 rebels beheaded on a single day, in an event sometimes known as the Verden Massacre.[3]

SourcesEdit

  • Work cat.: Cosack, E. Der altsächsische "Heidenkirchhof" bei Sarstedt, Ldkr. Hildesheim, und die Schlacht am Süntel 782, 2007.

found: Heimbs, G. Die Amelungsburg am Süntel und die Schlacht vom Jahre 782; In: Die Kunde 12, 1944.

  • Google Books WWW site, Nov. 11, 2009 (Charlemagne and the Early Middle Ages: In 782, Witikind again raised the banner of revolt; in the battle of Suntel Mountain, he succeeded in wiping out more than half of the Frankish army)

Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), pp. 37– 125.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Süntel, Battle of, Germany, 782 – LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)". Id.loc.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), pp. 60-61
  3. ^ Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), p. 61