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 Koge Bay (1677)?

Introduction The Battle of Køge Bay was a naval battle between Denmark-Norway and Sweden that took place in bay off Køge 01 to 02 July 1677 during the Scanian War (1675 to 1679). The battle was a major success for admiral Niels Juel and is regarded as the greatest naval victory in Danish naval history.… Read More

What was the Battle of Bornholm (1676)?

Introduction The battle of Bornholm was a naval battle between a superior Swedish and a smaller Danish-Dutch fleet that was fought 25 to 26 May 1676 as a part of the Scanian War (1675 to 1679). The objective for both sides was naval supremacy in the southern Baltic Sea. The Swedish commander Lorentz Creutz sought… Read More

What was the Battle of Mon (1677)?

Introduction The Battle of Møn, also known as the Battle of Lolland, took place 31 May and 01 June 1677, as part of the Scanian War (1675 to 1679). A smaller Swedish squadron under Admiral Erik Sjöblad attempted to sail from Gothenburg to join the main Swedish fleet in the Baltic Sea. It was intercepted… Read More

What was the Battle of Halmstad (1676)?

Introduction The Battle of Halmstad (also known as the Battle at Fyllebro) was fought on 17 August 1676, at Fyllebro, approximately five kilometers south of the town Halmstad in southwest Sweden. It was the last battle in Halland between Denmark and Sweden, in the Scanian War (1675-1679). Background The Danish army that landed at Helsingborg… Read More

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