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Coat of arms of Blindheim
Coat of arms
Blindheim   is located in Germany
Location of Blindheim within Dillingen district
Blindheim in DLG.svg
Coordinates: 48°38′N 10°38′E / 48.633°N 10.633°E / 48.633; 10.633Coordinates: 48°38′N 10°38′E / 48.633°N 10.633°E / 48.633; 10.633
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Dillingen
 • Mayor Jürgen Frank (Bürgerliste Blindheim)
 • Total 26.39 km2 (10.19 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,690
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89434
Dialling codes 09074
Vehicle registration DLG

Blindheim (in English also known as Blenheim) is a municipality in the Bavarian district of Dillingen in southern Germany, consisting of several villages. It is north of Augsburg, on the left bank of the Danube River. Its population is roughly 1,700.

For administrative purposes, it is affiliated with the municipal association of Höchstädt an der Donau.

Since about 1700 the Lordship of Blindheim in the Electorate of Bavaria has been held by the Counts of Rechberg.

On 13 August 1704 the Battle of Blenheim (German: Schlacht von Höchstädt) was fought in the vicinity, having decisive importance on the War of Spanish Succession. Blenheim Palace in England was named in memory of the battle, and thus ultimately after Blindheim.

In June 1800, the armies of the French First Republic, under command of Jean Victor Moreau, fought Habsburg regulars and Württemberg contingents, under the general command of Pál Kray. At this battle, the culmination of the Danube Campaign of 1800, Moreau forced Kray to abandon Ulm and withdraw into eastern Bavaria.[2]

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  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018. 
  2. ^ "Höchstädt", History of the Wars of the French Revolution: Including Sketches of the Civil History of Great Britain and France, from the Revolutionary Movements, 1788, to the Restoration of a General Peace, 1815, Kuhl, France, 1820, p. 183.

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