Battle of Sablat

Battle of Sablat
Part of Thirty Years War
Karl von Blaas - Boucquoi's Sieg bei Zablat (Budweis) 1619 - 2607 - Kunsthistorisches Museum.jpg
Boucquoy at the Battle of Sablat by Karl von Blaas
Date 10 June 1619
Záblatí near Dříteň, southern Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Result Imperial victory
 Holy Roman Empire Bohemia Kingdom of Bohemia
Commanders and leaders
Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy Ernst von Mansfeld
5,000 3,200
Casualties and losses
650 1,500 dead or wounded

The Battle of Sablat or Záblatí occurred on 10 June 1619, during the Bohemian period of the Thirty Years' War. The battle was fought between a Roman Catholic Imperial army led by Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy and the Protestant army of Ernst von Mansfeld.

When Mansfeld was on his way to reinforce general Hohenloe, who was besieging Budějovice (German: Budweis), Buquoy intercepted Mansfeld near the small village of Záblatí (German: Sablat), about 25 km (16 mi) km NW of Budějovice, and brought him to battle. Mansfeld suffered defeat, losing at least 1,500 infantry and his baggage train. As a result, the Bohemians had to lift the siege of Budějovice.

Primary sources

  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Thirty Years' War, (London/New York: Routledge, 1984. ISBN 0-415-02534-6). 340 pages.

Coordinates: 48°59′17″N 13°56′35″E / 48.9881°N 13.9431°E / 48.9881; 13.9431