Thirty Years War
Siege of Breisach
Death of Gustavus at Lützen by Carl Wahlbom (1855)
1638 Aug 18

Siege of Breisach

Breisach am Rhein, Germany
The Battle of Breisach was fought on 18 August — 17 December 1638 as part of Thirty Years' War. It ended after several unsuccessful relief attemps by Imperial forces with the surrender of the Imperial garrison to the French, commanded by Bernard of Saxe-Weimar. It secured French control of Alsace and severed the Spanish Road.