Battle of Dornach, Swiss peasants, tactical infantries, Swiss Middle Ages
In July of 1499, two well-trained tactical infantries fought
at the Battle of Dornach when the Swiss peasants and Swabian
mercenaries or Landsknechte met in a major engagement for the first
time. The Swiss infantry had been dominating battlefields in many
parts of Europe for decades, but the Battle of Dornach was a close
contest demonstrating that Swiss dominance might be over and a new
age of infantries was soon to begin. While tactical infantries had been
deployed on the field of battle for centuries, this was one of the few
times in the Middle Ages that two of them met head to head.
"The Battle of Dornach 1499: A Contest Between Two Early Tactical Infantries,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 58:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol58/iss1/2