Battle of Süntel

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Battle of Süntel
HohensteinSüntel.jpg
Cliff in Süntel Mountains
Date782
Location52°12′37.800″N 9°20′0.960″E / 52.21050000°N 9.33360000°E / 52.21050000; 9.33360000Coordinates: 52°12′37.800″N 9°20′0.960″E / 52.21050000°N 9.33360000°E / 52.21050000; 9.33360000
Result Saxon victory
Belligerents
Commanders and leaders
Battle of Süntel is located in Lower Saxony
Battle of Süntel
Location within Lower Saxony
Battle of Süntel is located in Germany
Battle of Süntel
Battle of Süntel (Germany)

The Battle of Süntel [1] was a land battle that took place between Saxon rebels led by Widukind and a detachment of Frankish forces led by envoys of Charlemagne named Adalgis, Geilo, and Worad at Süntel in 782 during the Saxon Wars. The result was a victory for the Saxons, resulting in the deaths of Adalgis, Geilo, four counts, and 20 other noblemen.[2] Shortly following the loss, Charlemagne had 4,500 rebels beheaded on a single day, in an event sometimes known as the Verden Massacre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Süntel, Battle of, Germany, 782 – LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)". Id.loc.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  2. ^ Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), pp. 60-61
  3. ^ Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), p. 61

Sources[edit]

  • Cosack, E. Der altsächsische "Heidenkirchhof" bei Sarstedt, Ldkr. Hildesheim, und die Schlacht am Süntel 782, 2007.
  • Heimbs, G. Die Amelungsburg am Süntel und die Schlacht vom Jahre 782; In: Die Kunde 12, 1944.
  • Royal Frankish Annals, in Scholz, B. W. (ed.), Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, 1970), pp. 37– 125.