Battle of Sievershausen

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Battle of Sievershausen
Part of the Second Margrave War
Date 9 July 1553
Location Sievershausen, Lüneburg
Result Defeat of the Margrave
Belligerents
Electorate of Saxony
Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Margraviate of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Commanders and leaders
Maurice, Elector of Saxony 
Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Strength
15,500 18,000

The Battle of Sievershausen occurred on 9 July 1553 in Sievershausen (today part of Lehrte in present-day Germany), between the Catholic Imperial troops and those of the Protestant Schmalkaldic League. 4,000 soldiers were killed, including the Protestant commander, Maurice, Elector of Saxony. The Catholic retreat was covered by General Joachim von Röbel, who became famous as a result and ended his days as a field-marshal.

Coordinates: 52°22′33″N 10°06′46″E / 52.37583°N 10.11278°E / 52.37583; 10.11278