Battle of Shayuan

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Battle of Shayuan
Date537 A.D.
Shayuan (沙苑), near present-day Dali, Shaanxi
Eastern Wei Western Wei
Commanders and leaders
Gao Huan Yuwen Tai
200,000 10,000
Casualties and losses
6,000 killed; 70,000 captured Unknown

The Battle of Shayuan was a battle in 537 AD during the Southern and Northern Dynasty period, and was part the second war between the two successor states of Northern Wei. During the battle, Yuwen Tai of Western Wei successfully ambushed and defeated a far larger Eastern Wei army that was marching towards Chang'an. The battle firmly established Western Wei's control of the Guanzhong Plain.