Siege of Groenlo (1597)

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Siege of Groenlo (1597)
Part of the Eighty Years' War
Belegering van Grol in 1597 - Siege of Groenlo in 1597.jpg

Depiction of the siege of Grol by Maurice in 1597.
Date 11–28 September 1597
Location Groenlo, Gelderland
(present-day the Netherlands)
Result Dutch-English victory[1]
Belligerents
Dutch Republic United Provinces
England England
Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
Dutch Republic Maurice of Nassau
England Horace Vere
Spain Jan van Stirum
Strength
6,000 infantry
1,400 cavalry
14 artillery pieces[2]
800 infantry
300 cavalry[2]
For other sieges of the town, see Siege of Groenlo.

The Siege of Groenlo was a siege of Groenlo during the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo–Spanish War by a Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau after it had followed an unsuccessful siege by Maurice in 1595.[3]

The siege lasted from 11 to 28 September 1597 and ended in the town's capture from its Spanish garrison.[2]

After the capture the troops moved to take Bredevoort and formed part of Maurice's successful offensives against the Spanish in 1597.[1][3]

Groenlo was then held by the States until a siege in 1606 by Ambrosio Spinola.

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