Battle of Jakobstadt

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Battle of Jakobstadt
Part of the Great Northern War
Battle of Jakobstadt.jpg
The Battle of Jakobstadt (engraving from the Johann Christoph Brotze's collection)
Date 25 July 1704 (O.S.)
26 July 1704 (Swedish calendar)
5 August 1704 (N.S.)
Location Jēkabpils / Jakobstadt, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, (present day Jēkabpils, about 125 km southeast of Riga, Latvia)
Result Decisive Swedish victory
Belligerents
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Herb Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt
Krzysztof Zawisza
Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki
Grzegorz Antoni Ogiński
Strength
5,000:[1]

3,000 Swedish
2,000 Lithuanian

15,000:[1]

10,000 Polish
5,000 Russian

Casualties and losses
420:[2]

238 killed
181 wounded

3,000:[3]

2,300 killed
517 captured

The Battle of Jakobstadt (Latvian: Jēkabpils), (Polish: Krzyżbork) was a battle fought in the Great Northern War. It took place on 25 July 1704 (O.S.) / 26 July 1704 (Swedish calendar) / 5 August 1704 (N.S.) between a Swedish army under Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt and a combined Lithuanian/Russian force under Great Hetman Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki at the town of Jēkabpils (German: Jakobstadt) in the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia. The Swedes were victorious.[4][1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forces are usually set at 5,000-6,000 Swedes and Lithuanians and 15,000-17,000 Poles, Lithuanians and Russians. - Northern Wars, Oskar Sjöström
  2. ^ 238 killed where of 57 Swedish. - Н. П. Волынский. Постепенное развитие русской регулярной конницы в эпоху Великого Петра. СПб. 1912.
  3. ^ 517 captured, where of 287 Russian. Some also drowned or wounded. - The Military History Of Charles Xii. King Of Sweden, Gustavus Adlerfeld (2011). pp 328
  4. ^ Kuvaja, Christer (2008). Karolinska krigare 1660–1721 (in Swedish). Helsingfors: Schildts Förlags AB. p. 164. ISBN 978-951-50-1823-6. 

Coordinates: 56°30′13″N 25°52′15″E / 56.50361°N 25.87083°E / 56.50361; 25.87083