Siege of Riga (1700)

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Siege of Riga (1700)
Part of Great Northern War
Saxony blockade of Riga
Date February 11, 1700 (O.S.)
February 12, 1700 (Swedish calendar)
February 22, 1700 (N.S.)
Location Riga, Swedish Livonia (present-day Latvia)
Result Swedish victory
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire  Saxony
Commanders and leaders
Erik Dahlbergh Augustus II the Strong
4,000 men 18,000 men

The Sieges of Riga were two sieges which took place on February 22 and June 15, 1700 in Riga[1]:687 during the Great Northern War. The Swedish garrison of about 4,000 men under the command of Erik Dahlberg successfully repulsed the Saxons until the main Swedish army under Charles XII of Sweden arrived to sweep the Saxons away in the battle of Riga which ended the period of sieges for the year. The next attempt to take the city from Sweden was made in the siege of Riga (1710) by the Russians under Peter the Great.


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