Editors. "Battle of Nördlingen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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At the Battle of Nördlingen, a Swedish army led by Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar is defeated by Matthias Gallas' Imperial army. 17000 Swedish soldiers die in the fighting. This victory revitalises the Catholic cause in south Germany.