July 9 in Swedish history
1702: the Battle of Kliszow (Slaget vid Kliszow in Swedish) takes place near Kliszów, Poland-Lithuania, during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The Polish-Saxon army of August II the Strong is larger in numbers and operates from an advantageous defensive position, but is ultimately defeated by the Swedish army half its size under the command of King Karl XII.
August the Strong (King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania) had already in 1688 planned an attack on the Swedish Empire along with Tsar Peter the Great of Russia and King Frederik IV of Denmark-Norway. The plan failed.
Two years later, in 1700, King Karl XII defeated the Russian army in the battle of Narva. At Kliszów, 300 Swedes fell (among them Karl XII’s brother-in-law Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp). 2,000 Saxons and Poles were killed.