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Battle of Jodoigne
DateOctober 16, 1568
LocationJodoigne, Spanish Netherlands
(present-day Belgium)
Result Decisive Spanish victory
Belligerents
Spain Spain Dutch Rebels
Commanders and leaders
Duke of Alba William the Silent
Strength
16,000 infantry
5,500 cavalry
21,000 infantry
9,000 cavalry
Casualties and losses
20 dead 3,000 dead


The Battle of Jodoigne was fought October 20, 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 outnumbered the Spanish army, but were caught off-guard by the Spanish attack. This resulted in a crushing defeat for the Dutch. Coordinates: 50°43′N 4°52′E / 50.717°N 4.867°E / 50.717; 4.867

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