Siege of Groenlo (1597)
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|Siege of Groenlo (1597)|
|Part of the Eighty Years' War|
Depiction of the siege of Grol by Maurice in 1597.
| United Provinces
|Commanders and leaders|
|Maurice of Nassau||Jan van Stirum|
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- For other sieges of the town, see Siege of Groenlo.
The Siege of Groenlo was a siege of Groenlo by Dutch forces under Maurice of Nassau during the Eighty Years' War. It lasted from 11 to 28 September 1597 and ended in the town's capture from its Spanish garrison. After that the troops moved to Bredevoort. It followed an unsuccessful Dutch siege by Maurice in 1595 and formed part of Maurice's successful offensives against the Spanish in 1597. Groenlo was then held by the States until a siege in 1606 by Ambrosio Spinola.