Place:Blindheim, Schwaben, Bayern, Germany


Alt namesBlenheimsource: Wikipedia
Höchstädtsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 338
Coordinates48.633°N 10.633°E
Located inSchwaben, Bayern, Germany
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Blindheim (in English also known as Blenheim) is a municipality in the Bavarian district of Dillingen in southern Germany, consisting of several villages. It is north of Augsburg, on the left bank of the Danube River. Its population is roughly 1,700.

For administrative purposes, it is affiliated with the municipal association of Höchstädt an der Donau.

Since about 1700 the Lordship of Blindheim in the Electorate of Bavaria has been held by the Counts of Rechberg.

On 13 August 1704 the Battle of Blenheim was fought in the vicinity, having decisive importance on the War of Spanish Succession.

In June 1800, the armies of the French First Republic, under command of Jean Victor Moreau, fought Habsburg regulars and Württemberg contingents, under the general command of Pál Kray. At this battle, the culmination of the Danube Campaign of 1800, Moreau forced Kray to abandon Ulm and withdraw into eastern Bavaria.

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