HOOGHE, Romeyn de
(b. 1645, Amsterdam, d. 1708, Haarlem)

Battle of Narva on 19 November 1700

Etching with line engraving, 526 x 622 mm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The Battle of Narva was an early battle in the Great Northern War fought in November of 1700. The Swedish army under Charles XII of Sweden (Karl XII in Swedish) crushed a Russian force four times its size, commanded by Peter the Great. Narva marked the peak of Swedish power on the continent, with Russia eventually finding decisive victories to end the conflict. The fight at Narva was a massive defeat for Russia.