Battle of the Fischa

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Battle of the Fischa
Date 11 September 1146
Location Fischa River, border of Austria and Hungary
Result Hungarian victory
Belligerents
Coa Hungary Country History Bela III (1172-1196).svg Kingdom of Hungary

Armoiries Bavière.svg Duchy of Bavaria

Commanders and leaders
King Géza II
Beloš Vukanović
Henry XI, Duke of Bavaria
Strength
Unknown; also Cumans, Pechenegs and Székelys Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of the Fischa or Battle of the Leitha took place on 11 September 1146 near the Fischa River at the border of the Kingdom of Hungary and the March of Austria, which belonged to the overlordship of the Dukes of Bavaria and it was ruled by margraves of the Franconian Babenberg dynasty. The opponents were a Bavarian army led by duke Henry XI and the Hungarian army under the leadership of king Géza II and his uncle and palatine Beloš Vukanović, who formerly served as regent and tutor for the underage Géza II. The battle was a victory for the Hungarian army, which defeated a great knight army during an open battle at first.

References[edit]

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