What was the Scanian War (1675-1679)?

Introduction The Scanian War (Danish: Skånske Krig, Norwegian: Den skånske krig, Swedish: Skånska kriget, German: Schonischer Krieg) was a part of the Northern Wars involving the union of Denmark-Norway, Brandenburg and Sweden. It was fought from 1675 to 1679 mainly on Scanian soil, in the former Danish and Norway provinces along the border with Sweden,… Read More

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What was the Battle of Fehmarn (1644)?

Introduction The Battle of Fehmarn (1644) , part of the Torstenson War, took place north-west of the island of Fehmarn, now part of Germany, in the Baltic Sea. A combined Swedish fleet, with a large element of hired Dutch ships, defeated a Danish fleet and took 1000 prisoners, including Ulfeldt, Grabov and von Jasmund. The… Read More