Battle of Feyiase

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Battle of Feyiase
Date1701
Location
Result Decisive Asante victory; Fall of Denkyira kingdom and establishment of Asante Union
Belligerents
Ashanti Empire Kingdom of Denkyira
Commanders and leaders
Asantehene Osei Tutu Denkyirahene Ntim Gyakari

The Battle of Feyiase was the decisive battle in the struggle that led to the Ashanti Empire replacing Denkyira as the dominant power among the Twi-speaking Akan peoples.

Prior to this battle the Denkyirahene Ntim Gyakari thought he was doing well in the war, having driven the Ashanti (Asante) forces from Adunku, Abuontem and Aputuogya. However this was all part of Osei Tutu's plan to ambush the Denkyira troops at Feyiase.

At Feyiase the full force of the Asante war machine fell upon the Denkyiran army, and they were routed. Ntim Gyakari was killed by the people of Adunku from Asante Feyiase, and Denkyira's hegemony was broken at Feyiase Akoyem. Feyiase Akoyem is now a part of Bosomtwe District which lies between Aputuogya and Esereso where the war ended[1].

References[edit]

  • McCaskie, T. C. "Denkyira in the Making of Asante" in The Journal of African History. vol. 48 (2007), no. 1, p. 3.