Siege of Tallinn

Livonian Crusade
LocationTallinn, Estonia
Result Estonian retreat
Estonians Denmark
Commanders and leaders
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Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

Victory over the Swedish army in the Battle of Lihula inspired the Oeselians for further fightings. In 1221 they tried to conquer the Danish stronghold in Tallinn with the help of Revalians, Harrians and Vironians. They besieged the stronghold for 14 days and all Danish outbreaks were repulsed. One day four cogs appeared unexpectedly, which the Oeselians thought to have been carrying the Royal Army of the Danish king. The siege was ended and the Oeselians left.[1]


  1. Mäesalu, Ain (1997). Eesti ajalugu (1. osa). Avita. p. 168. ISBN 9985-2-0043-8.

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