Battle of Jodoigne
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|Battle of Jodoigne|
Battle of Jodoigne/Battle of Geldenaken. Bor Nederlantsche oorloghen
|Commanders and leaders|
|Duke of Alba||William the Silent|
|Casualties and losses|
|20 dead||3,000 dead|
The Battle of Jodoigne was fought October 20th 1568 between Spanish and Dutch forces. The Spanish under Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba destroyed the rear guard of William the Silent's invading army, forcing him to abandon his invasion of the Netherlands and to retreat into Germany.
The Dutch outnumbered the Spanish army, but were caught off-guard by the Spanish attack. This resulted in a crushing defeat for the Dutch.
- "Jodoigne Battle". Retrieved 21 August 2014.
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