Keywords

Swabian War 1499, Swiss Infantries, Landsknechts, Switzerland history, Battle of Dornach, Battle of Calven, Battle of Franstanz, Battle of Schwaderloh, Emperor Maximilian I of Germany, German Empire

Abstract

At the end of the fifteenth century, Emperor Maximilian I of the Germany Empire was trying to unite his country. He also tried to force the Swiss Confederation to become closer members of the empire. This lead to the Swabian War of 1499. In a series of battles and campaigns, the Swiss were successful in defeating the famous Swabian Landsknechte who had learned to fight in the Swiss manner. As an outcome of the war, the Swiss Confederation were even more independent of the German Empire.

Original Publication Citation

Winkler, A. (1999). The Swabian War of 1499: 500 years since Switzerland’s last war of independence. Swiss-American Historical Society Review, 35(3), 3-25.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1999

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3809

Publisher

Swiss-American Historical Society

Language

English

College

Harold B. Lee Library

Department

History

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