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Narva, Siege of

Battle Name : Narva, Siege of

Date(s) : 20 September 1700 - 20 November 1700

Part of : Second or Great Northern War ,

Outcome : A victory for Swedish Army over Russian Army

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Mid-September the advance guard of 8,000 Russians was in place to invest Narva. By 4th October 35,000 Russians were building trenches. The garrison was less than 2,000 fighting men. The Russians began their bombardment on the 4th November but it was ineffective. Two infantry assaults were easily repulsed by the defenders. The Swedish king, Charles XII, raised the siege by defeating the Russians at the battle of Narva.


City of Narva is on the Narva river about 10 miles from the coast of the Gulf of Finland, Northern Estonia. (Estonia)

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