Siege of Olomouc

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Siege of Olmütz
Part of the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War)
Olomouc map 1757.jpg
Map of the fortress of Olomouc, 1757
Date 1758
Location Olomouc, Moravia
Result Austrian victory
Belligerents
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia Holy Roman Empire Austria
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of Prussia Frederick the Great Holy Roman Empire Ernst Dietrich von Marschall
Strength
8,500

The Siege of Olomouc took place in 1758 when a Prussian army led by Frederick the Great besieged the Austrian city of Olmütz (now Olomouc, Czech Republic) during the Prussian invasion of Moravia in the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War). The attempt stalled as the besiegers faced stronger resistance than Frederick had expected. With a lack of supplies and the approach of an Austrian relief force following the Battle of Domstadtl, Frederick abandoned the siege and withdrew from Moravia.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Szabo, Franz. The Seven Years War in Europe, 1756-1763. Pearson, 2008.

Coordinates: 49°35′43″N 17°15′07″E / 49.5954°N 17.2519°E / 49.5954; 17.2519