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This article is about the second Battle of Nördlingen fought in 1645 in Germany as part of the Thirty Years War. See also Battle of Nördlingen (1634).

Battle of Nördlingen
Dates of battleAugust 3, 1645
ConflictThirty Years' War
Site of battleAllerheim southeast of Nördlingen, Germany
Combatant 1France, Weimar
led byMarshal Henri, Vicomte de Turenne,
Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Enghien
Forces12,000 troops
Combatant 2Holy Roman Empire
led byField Marshal Franz von Mercy†,
General Johann von Werth
Forces12000 troops
resultFrench dislodge Imperial forces
Casualties (1) 5,000
(2) 5,000

The second Battle of Nördlingen was fought on August 3, 1645 between forces of the Holy Roman Empire and France. An Imperial army, led by Field Marshal Baron Franz von Mercy, were encamped around the village of Allerheim near Nördlingen in Bavaria. It was attacked by a French army under the command of Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Enghien and Marshal Henri, Vicomte de Turenne. The French won the battle after a bloody struggle in which both sides lost virtually the same number of troops. Von Mercy himself was killed and the Bavarians driven from the field, but the heavy casualties had so weakened the French that they were unable to press home their advantage. In the wake of the battle, the exhausted Bavarians began peace negotiations that led to the Truce of Ulm two years later.

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