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Polish–Swedish War (1617–1618)
Part of the Polish–Swedish War of 1600–1629
and the Polish–Muscovite War
Krzysztof Radziwiłł (młodszy) (1585-1640).jpg
Grand hetman Krzysztof Radziwiłł "junior"
Date 1617-1618
Location Livonia, Estonia
Territorial
changes
Livonia, Estonia
Belligerents
Coat of Arms of Sweden.svg Sweden Herb Rzeczpospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Commanders
Gustav Adolphus Krzysztof Radziwiłł,
Jan Siciński

The Polish–Swedish War (1617–1618) was a phase of the longer Polish–Swedish War of 1600 to 1629. It continued the war of 1600–1611 and was an attempt by Sweden to take Polish pressure off Russia. The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was then also fighting Tartars and (on the southern front) the Ottoman Empire. Russia and Sweden were at that stage allied, prior to the Ingrian War, part of the Polish-Muscovite Wars. The 1617–18 war's cause was a dispute over Livonia and Estonia, and a dispute between Sigismund III Vasa and Charles IX of Sweden over the Swedish throne.

See also

Bibliography

  • Leszek Podhorodecki, "Rapier i koncerz", Warszawa 1985, ISBN 83-05-11452-X, str. 119–122
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