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Riga, siege 1709

Battle Name : Riga, siege 1709

Date(s) : 25 November 1709 - 10 July 1710

Part of : Second or Great Northern War ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian Army over Riga Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Without a Swedish army in the field Peter and his Russian army was able to press the sieges of Riga, Vyborg and Reval concurrently. Field-Marshal Sheremetev was given command of 30,000 men and a massive amount of artillery, in the latter part of the siege Riga was pounded by 8,000 mortar shells. The gallant defenders were decimated by disease and famine and surrendered after eight months of resistance.


City of Riga, approximately 5 miles inland from the Gulf of Riga on the Eastern coast of the Baltic sea.

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