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St. Venant

Battle Name : St. Venant

Date(s) : 05 September 1710 - 29 September 1710

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

Outcome : A victory for Marlborough's Allied Army over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The Prince of Orange detached from the main army with 20 battalions and 5 squadrons laid seige to St Venant. The defending garrison under Brigadier de Seloe was 7 battalions strong. After a weak defence of barely a fortnight negotiations for surrender began on the 29th September. The garrison was allowed to evacuate and left the town on the 2nd October.


The town of St Venant in north eastern France. (France)