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Siege of Rouen
Part of the French War of Religion (1587–1594) and the Anglo–Spanish War
DateDecember, 1591 – May, 1592
LocationRouen, Normandy, Kingdom of France
(present-day Upper Normandy, France)
Result Spanish-Catholic victory[1][2]
Kingdom of France French Royal Army
 Kingdom of England
Dutch Republic United Provinces
Catholic League of France
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of France Henry IV of France
Kingdom of France Baron de Biron
Kingdom of England Robert Devereux
Spain Duke of Parma
Spain Carlos Coloma
André de Brancas

The Siege of Rouen (December, 1591 – May, 1592) was an unsuccessful Henry's attempt to capture Rouen, the historical capital city of Normandy, in northern France on the River Seine (present-day Upper Normandy, France), between the combined French, English and Dutch forces of Henry IV of France, against the troops of the Catholic League of France commanded by André de Brancas, Amiral de Villars, and the Spanish forces led by Don Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (Spanish: Alejandro Farnesio), during the French Wars of Religion, the Eighty Years' War, and the Anglo–Spanish War (1585–1604).[1][2] The city resisted until the arrival of the Spanish troops, which defeated and forced the Protestant forces to lift the siege.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mueller/Scodel p.9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alan James p.40


  • James, Alan. The Navy and Government in Early Modern France, 1572-1661. First published 2004. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. ISBN 0-86193-270-6
  • Janel Mueller/Joshua Scodel. Elizabeth I: Translations, 1592-1598. The University of Chicago.

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