Military List Of Franco-Dutch War Battles

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List of every major Franco-Dutch War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Franco-Dutch War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Franco-Dutch War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Franco-Dutch War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Franco-Dutch War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List battles range from Battle of Saint-Denis to Battle of Seneffe.

Action of March 1677

The action of March 1677 in the West Indies took place between a Dutch fleet under Jacob Binckes and a French force attempting to recapture the island of Tobago. There was much death and destruction on both sides. One of the Dutch supply ships caught fire and exploded; the fire then quickly spread in the narrow bay causing several ships, among them the French flagship Glorieux, to catch fire and explode in turn which resulted in great loss of life. The French under Jean II d'Estrées retreated but would make a second attempt at the end of the year with a much stronger fleet. The Facebook game Solitaire Blitz has a level dedicated to the Glorieux, where a user plays a pirate version of ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Part of: Franco-Dutch War

Battle of Augusta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Franco-Dutch War Battles
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

Battle of Augusta

The naval Battle of Augusta took place on 22 April 1676 during the Franco-Dutch War and was fought between a French fleet of 29 man-of-war, five frigates and eight fireships under Abraham Duquesne and a Dutch-Spanish fleet of 27 plus five fireships with Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral-General Michiel de Ruyter in command. The battle was a short but intense affair and ended abruptly when Duquesne, after hearing that De Ruyter had been mortally wounded, retreated. Neither side lost a ship, though there were many dead and wounded, especially among the Dutch. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Augusta, Sicily, Italy

Part of: Franco-Dutch War

Combatants: Early modern France, France, Spain


Battle of Cassel

The Battle of Cassel was fought on April 11, 1677, as a part of the Franco-Dutch War. It resulted in a French victory under Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, assisted by the Duke of Humières and Marshal Luxembourg, against the Dutch under William III of Orange, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. The battle took place near the city of Cassel, 30 km south of Dunkirk in present-day France. A French army of 30,000 under Philippe of Orléans faced a Dutch-Allied army of the same number under William III, with each side aligned in classical manner. Infantry on the French right, led by the Duke of Humières, drove back the Dutch left. At the same time, an attack by the Dutch launched from their own right was ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Cassel, Nord, France

Part of: Franco-Dutch War

Combatants: Early modern France, Netherlands, France

Commanders: William III of England

Battle of Fehrbellin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Franco-Dutch War Battles
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Battle of Fehrbellin

The Battle of Fehrbellin was fought on June 18, 1675 between Swedish and Brandenburg-Prussian troops. The Swedes, under Count Waldemar von Wrangel, had invaded and occupied parts of Brandenburg from their possessions in Pomerania, but were repelled by the forces of Frederick William, the Great Elector, under his Feldmarschall Georg von Derfflinger near the town of Fehrbellin. The battle went down in history as Prussia's baptism of fire. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Fehrbellin, Germany

Part of: Northern Wars, Franco-Dutch War, Scanian War

Combatants: Sweden, Swedish Empire