Siege of Tortona
The first major military engagement resulting from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa's ambition to enforce Imperial hegemony in Italy.- Siege of Tortona
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Comune of Piemonte, in the Province of Alessandria, Italy.
In 1155 Frederick Barbarossa besieged, captured and leveled Tortona to the ground, leaving not one stone upon another.
The Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death 35 years later.
Obtaining the submission of Milan, he successfully besieged Tortona on 13 February 1155, razing it to the ground on 18 April.
Projectile weapon typically used to throw a blunt projectile such as a stone, clay, or lead "sling-bullet".
Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor employed slingers during the Siege of Tortona in 1155 to suppress the garrison while his own men built siege engines.
Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Siege of Tortona: German forces capture the citadel of Tortona (after a two-month siege). The city is razed to the ground, including the graves.
A chronological list of sieges follows.
Siege of Tortona (1155)