Siege of Thorn (1703)

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Siege of Thorn
Part of the Great Northern War
National Museum in Poznan - Siege of Torun.JPG
Siege of Thorn, 1703
Date May to October 14, 1703
Location Toruń, Poland
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire  Saxony
Commanders and leaders
Charles XII General von Kanitz
Strength
26,000 men 6,000 men
Casualties and losses
50 dead 1,000 dead
4,860 captured

The Siege of Thorn was set during the Great Northern War, between Sweden and Saxony from May to October 14, 1703. The Swedish army was commanded by Charles XII of Sweden and the Saxon by General von Kanitz. The siege ended with a victory for Sweden, and the whole garnison surrendered to the Swedes.

References[edit]

  • Karl Hoburg: Die Belagerungen der Stadt und Festung Thorn seit dem 17. Jahrhundert, Lambeck Verlag, Thorn 1844
  • Anders Fryxell: Lebensgeschichte Karl's des Zwölften, Königs von Schweden, Band 1, Braunschweig 1861