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Battle of Jakobstadt
Part of the Great Northern War
Battle of Jakobstadt.jpg
The Battle of Jakobstadt (engraving from the Johann Christoph Brotze's collection)
Date25 July 1704 (O.S.)
26 July 1704 (Swedish calendar)
5 August 1704 (N.S.)
LocationJēkabpils / Jakobstadt, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, (present day Jēkabpils, about 125 km southeast of Riga, Latvia)
Result Decisive Swedish victory
Belligerents
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Herb Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt
Krzysztof Zawisza
Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki
Grzegorz Antoni Ogiński
Strength

About 3,000 Swedes, 2,000–3,000 Lithuanians

Total:
Around 5,500 men[1]

About 10,000 Poles and Lithuanians,
5,000 Russians

Total:
About 15,000 men[1]
Casualties and losses
57 killed
167 wounded[1][2]
2,300 killed
Around 260 captured[1]


The Battle of Jakobstadt (Latvian language: Jēkabpils ), (Polish language: Krzyżbork ) was a battle fought in the Great Northern War. It took place on 25 July 1704 (O.S.) / 26 July 1704 (Swedish calendar) / 5 August 1704 (N.S.) between a Swedish army under Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt and a combined Lithuanian/Russian force under Great Hetman Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki at the town of Jēkabpils (German language: Jakobstadt) in the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia. The Swedes were victorious.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Northern Wars, Oskar Sjöström
  2. Kuvaja, Christer (2008) (in Swedish). Karolinska krigare 1660–1721. Helsingfors: Schildts Förlags AB. p. 164. ISBN 978-951-50-1823-6. 

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