Siege of Montauban

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Siege of Montauban (1621)
Part of the Huguenot rebellions
Siege of Montauban 1621 Merian 1646.jpg
Louis XIII besieging the Huguenot city of Montauban in 1621.
Date 1621
Location Montauban
Result Huguenot victory
Belligerents
Pavillon royal de la France.png Kingdom of France Croix huguenote.svg French Huguenot forces
Commanders and leaders
Pavillon royal de la France.png Louis XIII
Strength
25,000[1]

The Siege of Montauban (French: Siège de Montauban) was a siege accomplished by the young French king Louis XIII from August to November 1621, against the Protestant stronghold of Montauban. This siege followed the Siege of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, in which Louis XIII had succeeded against Rohan's brother Benjamin de Rohan, duc de Soubise.[2]

Despite a strength of about 25,000 men,[3] Louis XIII was unable to capture the city of Montauban, and he had to raise the siege and abandon after 2 months.[4] After a lull, Louis XIII resumed his campaign with the Siege of Montpellier, which ended in stalemate, leading to the 1622 Peace of Montpellier, which temporarily confirmed the right of the Huguenots in France.[5]

The city would be finally captured in 1629, in the Redition of Montauban.

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