|Battle of Zusmarshausen|
|Part of Thirty Years' War|
Kingdom of France
Holy Roman Empire |
|Commanders and leaders|
Carl Gustaf Wrangel|
Vicomte de Turenne
Jost Maximilian von Bronckhorst-Gronsfeld
Peter Melander Graf von Holzappel†
14,500 infantry |
7,500 French troops
8150 infantry |
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Zusmarshausen was fought on 17 May 1648 between the Holy Roman Empire and Sweden and France (led by Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne in the modern Augsburg district of Bavaria, Germany. The Swedish-French force was victorious, and the Imperial army barely escaped annihilation.
The French army, led by Condé, first captured several pieces of artillery, before they met up with the Swedish army. When the armies met, they numbered about 22,000 men, while the Empire had 15,350 men
This battle was one of the last fought in the Thirty Years' War; its consequences were the weakening of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Holy Roman Empire and signalled the rise of France as the most powerful state of Europe.
- Ericson Wolke, Lars m.fl.: Trettioåriga kriget - Europa i brand 1618-1648, sid. 174-175, Historiska Media, Lund 2006, ISBN 91-85377-37-6.
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