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Siege Of Antwerp (1584-1585)
The Siege of Antwerp
Antwerp
took place during the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
from July 1584 until August 1585. At the time Antwerp, in modern Belgium, was not only the largest Dutch city, but was also the cultural, economic and financial centre of the Seventeen Provinces
Seventeen Provinces
and of north-western Europe. On 4 November 1576, unpaid Spanish soldiery mutinied: they plundered and burnt the city during what was called the Spanish Fury. Thousands of citizens were massacred and hundreds of houses were burnt down. As a result, Antwerp
Antwerp
became even more engaged in the rebellion against the rule of Habsburg Spain
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Eighty Years' War
Peace of Münster Spain
Spain
recognises the independence of the Dutch Republic Spain
Spain
retains the Southern NetherlandsBelligerents United Provinces  England  France Spanish Empire
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English Fury At Mechelen
The English Fury at Mechelen
Mechelen
or the Capture of Mechelen
Mechelen
was an event in the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
and the Anglo–Spanish War on April 9, 1580. The city of Mechelen
Mechelen
was conquered by Calvinist
Calvinist
forces from Brussels which included a large contingent of English mercenaries. The city was brutally sacked and its religious treasures destroyed or plundered.[2] Prelude[edit] In 1579, the Lordship of Mechelen
Mechelen
was one of the few territories in the Netherlands that had remained loyal to the Spanish King. Most surrounding cities, like Antwerp, Brussels
Brussels
and Ghent
Ghent
were ruled by Calvinists
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Battle Of Delft (1573)
A battle is a combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area, and force commitment.[1] A battle with only limited engagement between the forces and without decisive results is sometimes called a skirmish. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility.[2] German strategist Carl von Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz
stated that "the employment of battles ..
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Capture Of Valkenburg (1574)
The Capture of Valkenburg of 1574, also known as the Capture of Valkenburg Castle, took place in early February 1574, at Valkenburg fortress (Valkenburg Castle), Limburg, Flanders
Flanders
(present-day the Netherlands), during the Eighty Years' War
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Battle Of Mookerheyde
In the Battle of Mookerheyde, Spanish forces defeated Dutch forces composed of German mercenaries on 14 April 1574 during the Eighty Years' War near the village Mook and the river Meuse not far from Nijmegen
Nijmegen
in Gelderland. Two leaders of the Dutch forces, brothers of William the Silent, were killed: Louis of Nassau
Louis of Nassau
(born 1538) and Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg (born 1550).[1] During the winter of 1573/74, Louis and Henry of Nassau raised a mercenary army in Germany of 6500 infantry and 3000 cavalry. They proceeded towards Maastricht
Maastricht
to rendezvous with their elder brother William the Silent, Prince of Orange, who led 6000 Dutchmen. They planned to march their combined forces toward Leiden, which was under siege by a large Spanish force since October 1573. The strength of Count Louis' forces diminished en route
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Siege Of Schoonhoven (1575)
The Siege of Schoonhoven
Schoonhoven
of 1575, also known as the Capture of Schoonhoven, was a Spanish victory that took place between 11 and 24 August 1575, at Schoonhoven, Spanish Netherlands
Spanish Netherlands
(present-day South Holland, the Netherlands), during the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
and the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)
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Siege Of Zierikzee
Zierikzee
Zierikzee
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzi.rɪk.ˌseː]) is a small city in the southwest Netherlands, 30 km southwest of Rotterdam. It is situated in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland. The city hall of Schouwen-Duiveland
Schouwen-Duiveland
is located in Zierikzee, its largest city. Zierikzee
Zierikzee
is connected to Oosterschelde
Oosterschelde
through a canal. In 2001, the town of Zierikzee
Zierikzee
had 10,313 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 3.0 km², and contained 4,295 residences.[1] The statistical area "Zierikzee", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 10,730.[2] History[edit] Zierikzee, then located on the island of Schouwen, received city rights in 1248
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Battle Of Gembloux (1578)
The Battle of Gembloux
Gembloux
took place at Gembloux, near Namur, Low Countries, between the Spanish forces led by Don John of Austria (Spanish: Don Juan de Austria),[4] Governor-General of the Spanish Netherlands, and a rebel army composed of Dutch, Flemish, English, Scottish, German, French and Walloon soldiers under Antoine de Goignies,[5] during the Eighty Years' War
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Battle Of Rijmenam (1578)
Rijmenam
Rijmenam
is a village located in the Belgian province of Antwerp part of Bonheiden. Rijmenam
Rijmenam
has a triangle-shaped open space with tilia trees, which was used for trials by the Franks. In Rijmenam
Rijmenam
the Battle of Rijmenam
Rijmenam
was fought in 1578. External links[edit]Official website (in Dutch)Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rijmenam.Coordinates: 51°00′07″N 4°35′10″E / 51.002°N 4.586°E / 51.002; 4.586This Antwerp location article is a stub
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Siege Of Deventer (1578)
Deventer
Deventer
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdeːvəntər] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the Salland
Salland
region of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. In 2017, Deventer
Deventer
had a population of 99,577. The city is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel, but also has a small part of its territory on the west bank
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Battle Of Borgerhout
Borgerhout
Borgerhout
is the smallest district of Antwerp. The district houses 45,948 inhabitants (January 2013).Contents1 Geography 2 People from Borgerhout2.1 Born in Borgerhout 2.2 (Former) inhabitants of Borgerhout3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit] Borgerhout
Borgerhout
is divided in two parts by a highway and the historical walls. The part inside those walls is intra muros (within the walls). It's build arround a big boulevard, the Turnhoutsebaan. The Turnhoutsebaan is the biggest shopping street, offering both food and clothing, in both Belgian as foreigner's stores
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Siege Of Maastricht (1579)
The Siege of Maastricht was a battle of the Eighty Years' War which lasted from March 12 - July 1, 1579. The Spanish were victorious.Contents1 Prelude 2 Siege 3 Sack 4 Aftermath 5 ReferencesPrelude[edit] In 1579 the city of Maastricht was in the hands of the Dutch rebels, who favoured the Protestant Reformation and independence from Spain. Officially, the city was a condominium ruled jointly by the prince-bishop of Liège and the Duke of Brabant. From 1555 the title of Duke of Brabant was held by Philip II, King of Spain and Lord of the Netherlands. On March 12, 1579 the Spanish General Alexander Farnese started to lay siege to the city with his army consisting of 20,000 men. The Dutch garrison consisted of some 1,200 soldiers and some city militia.[citation needed] Siege[edit] The Spanish commander ordered his troops to sap the walls. The inhabitants of Maastricht too were digging to reach the Spanish tunnels. Deep under ground the fighting continued
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Siege Of Steenwijk (1580–1581)
The Siege of Steenwijk
Steenwijk
took place from October 18, 1580 – February 23, 1581 during the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
and the Anglo–Spanish War, between a besieging Spanish force under turncoat George van Lalaing against a Dutch rebel garrison at Steenwijk
Steenwijk
under Johan van den Kornput. An English and Dutch rebel force under John Norreys successfully relieved the town on January 24, and the Spanish in addition to ill-health and lack of supplies subsequently lifted the siege in February.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Siege 3 Aftermath 4 Notes 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] In March 1577, the Spanish brought a contingent of soldiers from Wallonia
Wallonia
to maintain their rule in the rebellious province of Overijssel
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Capture Of Geertruidenberg (1573)
Geertruidenberg
Geertruidenberg
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrtrœydə(m)ˌbɛrx] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the province North Brabant
North Brabant
in the south of the Netherlands. The city, named after Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, received city rights in 1213 from the count of Holland. The fortified city prospered until the 15th century. Today, the municipality of Geertruidenberg
Geertruidenberg
also includes the population centres Raamsdonk
Raamsdonk
and Raamsdonksveer. The municipality has a total area of 29.64 km2 (11.44 sq mi) and had a population of 21,529 in 2017
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Battle Of Kollum
The Battle of Kollum
Kollum
was a military engagement that took place on 16 July 1581 during the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
and the Anglo–Spanish War. The battle was fought between an English and Dutch force under John Norreys and Diederik Sonoy
Diederik Sonoy
respectively, and a Spanish force under George van Lalaing, the Count of Rennenberg. The Dutch and English were victorious, and as a result of the defeat Rennenberg, already ill, died two days later.[3] In March 1580 George van Lalaing, the Count Rennenberg had turned against William the Silent, and then declared for Spain. This caused outrage amongst the Dutch with many even coming over to the side of the rebels
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