Battle of Wiesloch (1632)

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Battle of Wiesloch (1632)
Part of Thirty Years War
Battlefield view from the west in a period woodcut
Date16 August 1632
Location Wiesloch, Swabian Circle, Holy Roman Empire
present-day Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Coordinates: 49°17′36″N8°40′19″E / 49.29333°N 8.67194°E / 49.29333; 8.67194
Result Swedish victory
Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg  Holy Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Gustav Horn Ernesto Montecuccoli
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown
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Wiesloch (Baden-Württemberg)
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Wiesloch (Germany)

The Battle of Wiesloch (German : Schlacht bei Wiesloch ) occurred on 16 August 1632 during the Thirty Years' War near the German city of Wiesloch, south of Heidelberg.

German language West Germanic language

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Wiesloch, is a city in Germany, in northern Baden-Württemberg. It is situated 13 kilometres south of Heidelberg. After Weinheim, Sinsheim and Leimen it is the fourth largest city of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis and is in the north-central area near Heidelberg with its neighbouring town Walldorf with which it shares Wiesloch-Walldorf station. Also in the vicinity of Wiesloch are the cities and towns of Dielheim, Malsch, Mühlhausen, Rauenberg and Sankt Leon-Rot.

A Swedish army led by Count Gustav Horn fought an army of the Holy Roman Empire led by Count Ernesto Montecuccoli. The battle resulted in a Swedish victory.

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