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Siege of Barcelona
Part of War of the Spanish Succession
Alliberament de Barcelona 1706.jpg
Liberation of Barcelona by H.Vale in 1713 depicting the arrival of the British fleet
Date 3 April - 27 April 1706
Location Barcelona, Spain
Result Allied victory.
England England
Holy Roman Empire Austria
 Dutch Republic
Catalonia Catalans
France France
England Lord Peterborough
England James Stanhope
Spain Phillip V
France René de Froulay de Tessé

The Siege of Barcelona took place between 3 and 27 April 1706 during the War of the Spanish Succession when a Franco- Spanish army led by Phillip V laid siege to Barcelona in an attempt to recapture it following its fall to an English-led Allied army the previous year.

The siege was abandoned, following the appearance of a large British fleet carrying reinforcements under the command of John Leake. The Franco-Spanish army was forced to abandon its supplies and artillery in its hasty retreat. Phillip was cut off from returning to Madrid, and so he crossed into France. Barcelona remained in Allied hands until 1714.



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