Battle of Grunwald

In July of 1410, one of the largest medieval wars took place. That battle went by many names, but is best known as the Battle of Grunwald. It’s known to be one of the most important battles in European history. It took place in between the villages Grunwald and Tannenburg and was fought by the Polish and the Tuetons. The Polish and Luthanians were led by  King Wtadystaw the 2nd and the Germans were led by Grandmaster Urich Van Jungingen. Throughout the duration of the war, most of the Tuetonic leadership were either captured of killed. Despite the Tueton’s loss, they did not lose much territory. They withstood the siege of their fortress Malbork, however they did not regain much of their former glory and due to the financial burden of war, it caused internal conflicts and economic downturn in their territory. Having joined armies, the Polish and the Luthanians held the number advantage in the war, having somewhere in between 16,000 and 39,000 men while the Tuetons had around 11,000 to 27,000. Many casualties were suffered by both sides. On the Polish side 5,000 were found dead. On the Teuton’s side, 8,000 were killed, 14,000 were captured.


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