Battle of Süntel

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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, 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]

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.

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