The Battle of Sinsheim was a victory of the Vicomte de Turenne, over forces from the Holy Roman Empire on 16 June 1674, during the Franco-Dutch War.
In 1674, while the bulk of French forces were mobilized in the Netherlands and Franche-Comté , Turenne was responsible for holding back the Imperial forces on the Rhine. He took up position in the Alsace with his very limited forces. Disagreeing with the strategy of Louis XIV, he saw the Alsace as a strategically important location and wanted to avoid the danger of an invasion at any price. He therefore decided to attack rather than defend, to prevent the war coming to the Alsace.
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