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Siege of Dyneburg
Part of Second Northern War /
Russo-Swedish War (1656–1658)
Date18–31 July 1656
Result Russian victory
Swedish Empire Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
unknown Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich
unknown 3,400[1]

The Siege of Dyneburg by the Russian Army under Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich was one of the first events of the Russo-Swedish War (1656–1658), a theater of the Second Northern War. The siege began on 18 July 1656. On 31 July Russian troops, during a half an hour night assault, entered the fortress and captured the stronghold, killing all of its defenders.

After capturing Dyneburg (Dünaburg, Daugavpils), Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich ordered the building of an Orthodox Church and the renaming of the city as Borisoglebsk. The capture of Dynaburg was followed by the capture of Kokenhusen.


  1. Соловьёв С.М. Продолжение царствования Алексея Михайловича // История России с древнейших времён


  • Николай Шефов. Битвы России. Военно-историческая библиотека. М., 2002

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