Siege of Bonn (1673)

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Siege of Bonn
Part of the Franco-Dutch War
Date3-12 November 1673
Locationnear Bonn, present-day Germany
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
 Dutch Republic
 Holy Roman Empire
 Spain
 France
Electorate of Cologne
Bishopric of Münster
Commanders and leaders
Dutch Republic William III of Orange
Holy Roman Empire Raimondo Montecuccoli
Holy Roman Empire Johann von Sporck[1]
Strength
45,000

The Siege of Bonn took place from 3 to 12 November 1673 in Bonn, Germany, during the Franco-Dutch War. Having forced the armies of Louis XIV to retreat, the Dutch in 1673 went on the offensive. At Bonn, a garrison consisting of troops from France and the Electorate of Cologne was besieged by a force from the Dutch Republic (commanded by stadtholder William III), the Holy Roman Empire (commanded by Raimondo Montecuccoli), and Spain. The allied forces captured the garrison following a nine-day siege.

In 1689 Bonn was again the site of a major siege.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stieve 1893, pp. 266–267.

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Coordinates: 50°43′48″N 7°06′00″E / 50.7300°N 7.1000°E / 50.7300; 7.1000