La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, I apologize for the delay in the historical news. Finally, the latest tidings have been delivered & we continue to empathize & to meditate upon the events of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). While negotiations are in progress, battles continue, guns & canons shoot:

Ulm, 12th February, 1634: “When the General Horn learned that Duke de Lorraine had crossed over the Rhine to reach the Imperial troops located at Bregenz, Memingue, Kempten, Uberlingue & Contance he ordered his people to leave their garrisons to resist. On his way back the very General demanded the city Lindau twice & with no reason, fortified Tennanguen & captured all the little towns located between Wasserbourg & Mersbourg. Four Lordships of Bregens, Feldkirchen, Bladis & Cladis united their forces to defend & armed two thousand habitants…”

Noremberg, 14th February, 1634: “By agreement the Swedish have entered into possession of Weiden & Aurbach, both situated in the High Upper Palatinate, & some other unimportant towns. So now they are moving to beseige Amberg, the capital of the region. Duke of Bavaria asked Wallenstein for help but the last one kindly refused. The Imperialists have gathered 4000 people from garrisons of Ingolstad, Forchaim, Cronach & other numerous places to liberate the castle Vilbourg at the moment besieged by the Swedish. Yesterday they (the Imperialists) appeared in the area, near Weisembourg. It was learned that early in the morning the Landgrave Iean de Darmstad & the Lieutenant Simon Ramel attacked them swiftly with 700 horses  followed with the infantry. During this battle 300 peasants opened a passage through the forest for the Imperialists to deliver the provision to the mentioned castle. On their way back they (the Imperialists) were pursued by the Swedish: 300 persons were killed near Aichstad, 800 were taken prisoners, including the Colonel Snetter, the Commandant of Ingolstad & Haslang; two canons & all the rest (they managed to capture) in confusion…”

Vive le Roy!🎉🎉🎉

Maria KethuProfumo


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7 Responses to La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

  1. Gotta wonder why Wallenstein declined to help the Duke of Bavaria?

  2. HesterLeyNel says:

    I often wonder how they gathered information relevant to the enemy’s war plans in those days. Spies in enemy camps I presume. Then how long did it take to share this info with their own commanders? I guess I’m trying to imagine life without satellites, the internet and social media 🙃

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Good questions, dear Hester. I’ll try to answer them. Indeed, there were spies & special people who gathered information. Too often it took months for news to be delivered. I post abstracts but none of them belong to February editions of La Gazette.🙂

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