What was the Battle of Nyborg (1659)?


The Battle of Nyborg was a battle fought between Sweden and the combined forces of Denmark, Dutch naval forces under Michiel de Ruyter, troops of Brandenburg-Prussia, and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under Stefan Czarniecki.

Part of the Second Northern War, 1655-1660.

The Battle

The battle was engaged on 14 November 1659 at Nyborg on the Danish island of Funen. Nyborg was the final major conflict of the Dano-Swedish War of 1658 to 1660.

Aftermath and Legacy

Swedish Imperial Field Marshal Philip Florinus of Sulzbach, leading the vanquished Swedish forces, was forced to save his own life by fleeing under cover of night.

The battle is considered one of the most important Danish victories of the war.


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