Siege of Kehl (1703)

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Siege of Kehl
Part of the War of the Spanish Succession
Date 20 February – 10 March 1703
Location Kehl
Result French victory
 Kingdom of France  Holy Roman Empire (Imperial Army)
Commanders and leaders
Claude Louis Hector de Villars Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden

The 1703 Siege of Kehl was a military action of the War of the Spanish Succession, in which French and Spanish forces under the command of the Duc de Villars captured the fortress of the Holy Roman Empire at Kehl, opposite Strasbourg on the Rhine River. Siege operations began on 20 February 1703, following Villars' early departure from winter quarters. The fortress, defended by 3,500 troops of Louis William, the Margrave of Baden-Baden, capitulated on March 10.[1]


  1. ^ "Martin's History of France". Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 48°34′17″N 7°48′32″E / 48.5713°N 7.8089°E / 48.5713; 7.8089