Increase in Military Manpower, 1470-1710

 

Date

Spain

Dutch

France

England

Sweden

Russia

             

1470

20,000

 

40,000

25,000

   

1550

150,000

 

50,000

20,000

   

1590

200,000

20,000

80,000

30,000

15,000

 

1630

300,000

50,000

150,000

 

45,000

35,000

1650

100,000

 

100,000

70,000

70,000

 

1670

70,000

110,000

120,000

 

63,000

130,000

1700

50,000

100,000

400,000

87,000

100,000

170,000

 

Source:Geoffrey Parker and Lesley M. Smith, "Introduction," in The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, Geoffrey Parker and Lesley Smith, eds., (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978), p.14.


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