Siege of Antwerp

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The term Siege of Antwerp can refer to a number of military operations and battles fought in or near the city of Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen, French: Anvers), in modern-day Belgium.

  • Sack of Antwerp — conducted by Spanish forces against a Dutch garrison in 1576 during the Eighty Years' War.
  • Siege of Antwerp (1584-1585) — conducted by Spanish forces against a Dutch garrison during the Eighty Years' War.
  • Siege of Antwerp (1814) — conducted by Allied forces against a French garrison during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Siege of Antwerp (1832) — conducted by French forces against a Dutch garrison during the Ten Days' Campaign.
  • Siege of Antwerp (1914) — conducted by German forces against a Belgian and British garrison in 1914 during the First World War.

See also[edit]

  • The Battle of Belgium in 1940 included considerable fighting around Antwerp, conducted by German forces against a Belgian garrison during the Second World War.
  • Battle of the Scheldt — battle for control of Antwerp conducted by Allied forces against a German garrison in 1944 during the Second World War.