Battle of Chojnice, (September 18, 1454).
Conitz or Konitz. The first major battle of the “War of the Cities” (1454-1466), fought between Poland- Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights. The Poles, led personally by Casimir IV, anticipated support from Prussian peasants then in rebellion against the warrior monks, their hard overlords. The Polish army of 16,000 men was itself mostly drawn from […]Read more