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Battle of Jüterbog
Part of the Thirty Years' War
Date November 23, 1644
Location Near Jüterbog, 50 km south of Berlin
Result Decisive Swedish victory
Belligerents
 Sweden  Holy Roman Empire
Commanders
Lennart Torstenson Matthias Gallas

The Battle of Jüterbog was fought on November 23, 1644, between Sweden and the Holy Roman Empire, resulting in a Swedish victory.

Background

Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson had unexpectedly marched into Jutland in September 1643 (see Torstenson War). While engaged in operations there, an Imperial army under the command of Count Matthias Gallas ventured north towards Jutland to trap the Swedish army there and destroy it. However, Torstensson turned his army around and headed south towards Gallas' approaching host.

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