Siege of Bergen op Zoom (1588)

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Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom
Part of the Eighty Years' War
Date September 23 - November 13, 1588
Location Bergen op Zoom, Brabant
(present-day the Netherlands)
Result Dutch and English victory
Belligerents
Dutch Republic United Provinces
England England
Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
Dutch Republic Maurice of Nassau
England Peregrine Bertie
Spain Duke of Parma

The first Siege of Bergen op Zoom were a series of three surprise attacks by the Duke of Parma lasting from September 23 until November 13, 1588. The Spanish army compromised almost 5,000 men. The short siege ended with the appearance of a Dutch army under Maurice of Nassau which cause the Spanish to flee. The Spanish lost 500 men to the garrison of Bergen op Zoom.