Battle of Jodoigne

Battle of Jodoigne

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict= Battle of Jodoigne

date= October 16, 1568
place= Spanish Netherlands
result= Spanish victory
combatant2=Dutch rebels
commander1=Duke of Alva
commander2=William the Silent
strength1=16,000 infantry
5.500 cavalry
strength2=21,000 infantry
9.000 cavalry
casualties1=20 dead
casualties2=3.000 dead

The Battle of Jodoigne was fought October 20th 1568 between Spanish and Dutch forces. The Spanish 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 vastly outnumbered the Spanish army, but they weren't prepared for the Spanish strategies. This resulted in a crushing defeat for Dutch.

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