|Battle of Ērģeme|
|Part of Livonian War|
|Livonian Confederation||Russian Tsardom|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Philipp Schall von Bell (POW)||Vasily Ivanovich Barbashin|
|330 knights||12.000 total|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Ergeme (also Battle of Ermes) (Estonian language: Härgmäe lahing
- German language
- Schlacht bei Ermes; Russian: сражение при Эрмесе; Latvian language: Ērģemes kauja
) was fought on 2 August 1560 in present-day Latvia (near Valga) as part of the Livonian War between the forces of Ivan IV of Russia and the Livonian Confederation. It was the last battle fought by the German knights in Livonia and an important Russian victory. The knights were defeated so thoroughly that the order had to be dissolved.
References[edit | edit source]
- Plakans, Andrejs (1995). The Latvians: A Short History. Hoover Press. p. 36. http://books.google.com/books?id=Ad3-xvwdjE4C&pg=PA36.
- Turnbull, Stephen; Peter Dennis (2004). The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia 1185-1560. Osprey Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-84176-712-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=F3wzkSHR4j4C&pg=PA22.
- De Madariaga, Isabel (2005). Ivan the Terrible: First Tsar of Russia. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-09757-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=tM8hWv2SYdQC&pg=PA134.
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