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 Oland (1676)?

Introduction The Battle of Öland was a naval battle between an allied Danish-Dutch fleet and the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, off the east coast of Öland on 01 June 1676. The battle was a part of the Scanian War (1675-1679) fought for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Sweden was in urgent need of… Read More

What was the Battle of Landskrona (1677)?

Introduction The Battle of Landskrona was fought on the Ylleshed moor, outside the town of Landskrona, in southern Sweden on 14 July 1677, between Sweden and Denmark. Part of the Scanian War (1675 to 1679). Background On 12 July, the Swedish army of 10,000 men had been reinforced with 4,000 peasants from Småland and left… Read More

What was the Battle of Lund (1676)?

Introduction The Battle of Lund, part of the Scanian War (1675 to 1679), was fought on 04 December 1676, in an area north of the city of Lund in Scania in southern Sweden, between the invading Danish army and the army of Charles XI of Sweden. The Danish had an army of about 13,000 under… Read More