Siege of Badajoz (1705)

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Siege of Badajoz
Part of War of the Spanish Succession
Date4 October 1705 – 17 October 1705
Location
Result Bourbon victory.
Belligerents
 France
Spain Pro-Bourbon Spain
 England
 Austria
Portugal
 Dutch Republic
Spain Pro-Habsburg Spain
Commanders and leaders
Spain Lieutenant General Puebla
Kingdom of France René de Froulay de Tessé
Kingdom of England Earl of Galway
François Nicolas Fagel
Strength

15,000[1]


Garrison: Spain 1,000
Relief army: Kingdom of France 14,000

23,000[1]


17,000 infantry
6,000 cavalry

The Siege of Badajoz was a siege of the Spanish city of Badajoz in June and October 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession. Both the June and October phases was conducted by an Anglo-Dutch force under Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway and François Nicolas Fagel on their advance into south-west Spain. However, the besiegers were forced to withdraw when cavalry reinforcements were sent by marshal René de Froulay de Tessé. The siege was renewed in October, but Galway lost an arm and Fagel again withdrew, meaning that the French were able to withdraw with all their guns. This failure led to Fagel's recall to the Netherlands.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bodart 1908, p. 144.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bodart, G. (1908). Militär-historisches Kriegs-Lexikon (1618-1905).
  • Tony Jaques, Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E, page 92

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