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.
Date11–28 September 1597
LocationGroenlo, Gelderland
(present-day the Netherlands)
Result Dutch-English victory[1]
Dutch Republic United Provinces
England England
Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
Dutch Republic Maurice of Nassau
England Horace Vere
Spain Jan van Stirum
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.


  1. ^ a b Knight, Charles Raleigh: Historical records of The Buffs, East Kent Regiment (3rd Foot) formerly designated the Holland Regiment and Prince George of Denmark's Regiment. Vol I. London, Gale & Polden, 1905, p. 45
  2. ^ a b c Duyck, Athonie (1864). Journaal van Anthonis Duyck, Advokaat-Fiscaal van den Raad van State (1591-1602). Arnhem/Den Haag: M.Nijhoff/D.A.Thieme. pp. 345–70.  External link in |title= (help) (Dutch)
  3. ^ a b van Nimwegen pp 165-66