Siege of Breisach

The siege of Breisach was fought on 18 August — 17 December 1638 as part of Thirty Years' War. It ended after several unsuccessful relief attempts by Imperial forces with the surrender of the Imperial garrison to the French, commanded by Bernard of Saxe-Weimar.

Siege of Breisach
Part of the Thirty Years' War
Date18 August – 17 December 1638
Location48°2′N 7°35′E / 48.033°N 7.583°E / 48.033; 7.583
Result French-Weimaran victory
Weimar Army
 Holy Roman Empire
Flag of the Electorate of Bavaria.svg Bavaria
Commanders and leaders
Bernard of Saxe-Weimar
Kingdom of France Vicomte de Turenne
Flag of the Electorate of Bavaria.svg Johann von Götzen
Holy Roman Empire Federico Savelli
ca. 14,000–19,000 ca. 3,000–20,000
Casualties and losses
1,700 4,000