Siege of Rheinfelden (1633)

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Siege of Rheinfelden (1633)
Part of the Thirty Years' War
La expugnación de Rheinfelden por Vicente Carducho.jpg
The Capture of Rheinfelden by Vincenzo Carducci.
Date Late October 1633
Location Rheinfelden, Canton of Aargau
(present-day Switzerland)
Result Spanish victory
Electorate of Saxony Saxe-Weimar
Coat of arms of Sweden.svg Heilbronn League
Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Spain Duke of Feria
Unknown 20,000 troops[1][2]

The Siege of Rheinfelden of 1633 or the Spanish recapture of Rheinfelden (Spanish: La Expugnación de Rheinfelden) took place in late October 1633, during the Thirty Years' War.[1][2] The Spanish army (20,000 troops)[1] of the Governor of the Duchy of Milan, Don Gómez Suárez de Figueroa, Duke of Feria, (Spanish Army of Alsace), after relieving and taking Konstanz, Breisach and Bregenz, captured by storm the Swiss city of Rheinfelden, as part of the plan designed by the favourite and chief minister of Philip IV of Spain, Don Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, to release the Rhine route of the harassment by Swedish, French and Protestant-German troops (Heilbronn League), defend the Franche-Comté, safeguard the Tyrol, support the troops of the Holy Roman Empire, and open a strategic corridor for the Spanish troops from the Spanish Lombardy to the Spanish Netherlands.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Black p.135
  2. ^ a b c Parker p.119

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