Siege of Braunschweig 1605-1606

Duke Heinrich Julius of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel attempted to take the city of Braunschweig (in English sometimes spelled Brunswick) by surprise; when his plan failed, he laid siege to the city. He was supported by his relative, the crown prince and future king of Denmark. By damming the Ölper River, he caused the inundation of a part of the city; the city held out. In 1606, Braunschweig was relieved by a Hanseatic force.
In 1615, Duke Friedrich Ulrich tried again and again was repelled by Hanseatic forces; in 1671, Duke Rudolf August succeeded.

Stadtgeschichte während der Hanse (City History during the Hanseatic Era), from Stadtportrait Braunschweig, in German
The Duchy of Brunswick, from

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First posted on March 12th 2004, last revised on November 19th 2004

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