Battle of Vimory
|Battle of Vimory|
|Royal Army (Catholics)||Huguenots, German and Swiss mercenaires|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Henry I, Duke of Guise||
Fabien I, Burgrave of Dohna|
William-Robert de la Marck, Duke of Bouillon
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Vimory occurred on 26 October 1587 between the French royal (Catholic) forces of King Henry III of France commanded by Henry of Guise and German and Swiss mercenaires commanded by Fabien I, Burgrave of Dohna and William-Robert de la Marck, Duke of Bouillon who were hired to assist Henry of Navarre's Huguenot forces during the eighth and final war (1585-1598) of the French Wars of Religion.
The Protestant mercenaries were funded by Elizabeth I of England and the King of Denmark. After having pillaged the Lorraine region, they arrived in Burgundy and entered into the Beauce region. Unfortunately, conflicts divided the two commanders and their German and Swiss troops.
Notes and references
- This article is based on a translation of the article Bataille de Vimory from the French Wikipedia on 15 March 2007.
- Jouanna, Arlette and Jacqueline Boucher, Dominique Biloghi, Guy Thiec. Histoire et dictionnaire des Guerres de religion. Collection: Bouquins. Paris: Laffont, 1998. ISBN 2-221-07425-4