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Battle of Ērģeme
Part of Livonian War
DateAugust 2, 1560
LocationNear Valga
Result Muscovy victory.
Livonian Confederation Russian Tsardom
Commanders and leaders
Philipp Schall von Bell (POW) Vasily Ivanovich Barbashin
330 knights 12.000 total
Casualties and losses
261 knights ?

The Battle of Ergeme (also Battle of Ermes) (Estonian language: Härgmäe lahing

German language
Schlacht bei Ermes; [сражение при Эрмесе] Error: {{Lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); Latvian language: Ērģemes kauja

) was fought on 2 August 1560 in present-day Latvia (near Valga) as part of the Livonian War between the forces of Ivan IV of Russia and the Livonian Confederation. It was the last battle fought by the German knights in Livonia and an important Russian victory. The knights were defeated so thoroughly that the order had to be dissolved.


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