Battle of Kolding (1644)

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Battle of Kolding
Part of the Torstenson War
(a theater of the Thirty Years' War)
Date9 January 1644
LocationKolding, Denmark
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
 Sweden  Denmark
Commanders and leaders
Robert Douglas Fredrik von Buchwaldt
Strength
1,600 cavalry
Militia

The Battle of Kolding (Slaget ved Kolding) was a battle between Swedish and Danish cavalry near the Danish seaport of Kolding. The encounter occurred during the Torstenson War towards the end of the Thirty Years' War. Danish forces made a defensive stand only to be overran. It was a decisive victory for the Swedish forces and by the end of January 1644 the Jutland peninsula was in their possession. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slaget ved Kolding". koldinghus.dk. Retrieved September 1, 2018.

Other Sources[edit]

  • Guthrie, William P. (2003) The Later Thirty Years War: From the Battle of Wittstock to the Treaty of Westphalia ( Praeger Publishers) ISBN 9780313324086

Related reading[edit]

  • Sundberg, Ulf (1998) Svenska krig 1521-1814 (Stockholm : Hjalmarson & Högberg) ISBN 9189080149
  • Stiles, Andrina (1992) Sweden and the Baltic, 1523–1721 (Hodder & Stoughton) 1992 ISBN 0-340-54644-1
  • Lisk, Jill (1967) The Struggle for Supremacy in the Baltic: 1600–1725 (New York City: Funk & Wagnalls)
  • Frost, Robert I. (2000) The Northern Wars, 1558–1721 (Longman: Harlow Publication) ISBN 0-582-06429-5