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Siege of Groningen

Siege of Groningen
Part of Franco-Dutch War

The siege of Groningen in 1672, door Folkert Bock
Date 9 July 1672 – 17 August 1672
Location Groningen
Result Dutch victory
Bishopric of Münster Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Berend van Galen Carl von Rabenhaupt
24,000 Few
Casualties and losses
12,000 dead Unknown

The Siege of Groningen was a battle that took place in 1672 during the Franco-Dutch war. It was a Dutch victory that ended all hope of the Bishop of Münster to push deeper into the Netherlands. The Münster army was so weakened by the defeat that the Dutch army successfully reconquered much of the land that Münster had conquered just weeks earlier. Every year, the city of Groningen celebrates its victory as a local holiday on August 28.

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