Lines of Stollhofen

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The Lines of Stollhofen were a defensive line of entrenchments built by members of the Grand Alliance at the start of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) running for about 15 kilometres (10 mi) from Stollhofen on the Rhine to the impenetrable woods on the hills east of Bühl.[1]

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  • Johan Wijnand van Goor defended the lines in 1703
  • Battle of Blenheim (August 1704) the lines played an important blocking role in the weeks before the battle
  • Prince Eugene of Savoy commanded the forces on the line immediately before the Battle of Blenheim
  • Marshall Villars (May 1707) attacked the lines with a holding operation and then outflanked them defeating Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg.


  1. ^ Nolan 2008, p. 253.


  • Nolan, Cathal J. (2008), Wars of the Age of Louis XIV, 1650-1715, Greenwood encyclopedias of modern world wars, ABC-CLIO, p. 253, ISBN 9780313359200