|Siege of Danzig|
|Part of Danzig rebellion|
|Royal Army, Hungarian and Wallachian forces||Danzigers and mercenary forces|
The Siege of Danzig was a six-month siege in 1577 of the city of Danzig, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (today Gda?sk) by Stephen Báthory, the head of state of the Commonwealth. The siege ended in a negotiated agreement. It formed part of the Danzig rebellion.
The conflict began when the city of Danzig, along with the Polish episcopate and a portion of the Polish szlachta, did not recognize the royal election of Bathory to the Commonwealth throne and instead supported the candidature of Emperor Maximilian. This led to a short conflict, of which the siege of Danzig was the last part.
After a siege of six months, the Danzig army of 5,000 mercenaries, among them a Scottish regiment, was utterly defeated in a field battle on 16 December 1577. However, since Báthory's armies -- the combined Commonwealth, Hungarian, and Wallachian forces -- were unable to take the city itself, a compromise was reached: Báthory confirmed the city's special status and its Danzig law privileges granted by the earlier Polish kings in return for 200,000 z?otys reparations and recognition of him as sovereign.
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