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The fall of fortress Kolberg in 1761 (Seven Years' War) to Russian troops by Russian artist A. Kotsebu (1815-1889) painted in 1852. During the Seven Years' War, the Prussian-held town of Kolberg in Brandenburg-Prussian Pomerania (now Kolobrzeg) was besieged by Russian forces three times. The first two sieges, in late 1759 and from 26 August to 18 September 1760, were unsuccessful. The final siege took place from August to December 1761

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The fall of fortress Kolberg in 1761 (Seven Years' War) to Russian troops by Russian artist A. Kotsebu (1815-1889) painted in 1852. During the Seven Years' War, the Prussian-held town of Kolberg in Brandenburg-Prussian Pomerania (now Kolobrzeg) was besieged by Russian forces three times. The first two sieges, in late 1759 and from 26 August to 18 September 1760, were unsuccessful. The final siege took place from August to December 1761