Battle of Warburg

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Battle of Warburg
Part of the Seven Years' War
Schlacht von Warburg.jpg
Date31 July 1760
Warburg, present-day Germany
Result Allied victory
Province of Hanover Hanover
 Great Britain
Coat of arms of the House of Welf-Brunswick (Braunschweig).svg Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Coat of arms of Hesse.svg Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
Commanders and leaders
Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick
Prince of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
Louis Nicolas Victor de Félix d'Ollières
62,000 (16,000 engaged) 130,000 (20,000 engaged)
Casualties and losses
350 dead or wounded 1,500 dead or wounded[1]
2,000 prisoners
12 guns lost

The Battle of Warburg was a battle fought on 31 July 1760 during the Seven Years' War. The Battle was a victory for the Hanoverians and the British against the French. British general John Manners, Marquess of Granby achieved some fame for charging at the head of the British cavalry and losing his hat and wig during the charge. The French lost 1500 men, killed and wounded, around 2,000 prisoners and ten pieces of artillery.

Present in the British line were the regiments of In the first line from left to right were the first (KDG) Third And Second Dragoon Guards (Bays) in one brigade, the Blues, Seventh and Sixth Dragoon Guards in another; in the second line were the Greys, Tenth, Sixth, and Eleventh Dragoons.


  1. ^ Daniel Mackinnon, Origin and services of the Coldstream Guards, London 1883, Vol.1, p.406. Lieutenant-General F.W.Hamilton, Origin and History of the First or Grenadier Guards, London, 1874, Vol. II. p.175


  • Chenevix-Trench, Charles, A History of Horsemanship, (Doubleday & Co, 1970)
  • Skrine, Francis, Fontenoy and Great Britain's share in the War of the Austrian Succession 1741–1748 (William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1906)
  • Williams, Basil, The Whig Supremacy (Oxford History of England Series, OUP, 1960)

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Coordinates: 51°29′50.50″N 9°07′44.23″E / 51.4973611°N 9.1289528°E / 51.4973611; 9.1289528