Spain captures Ostend from the Dutch (28 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, 800-present.


After a siege of three and a half years, Ambrogio de Spinola, an Italian nobleman serving as a Spanish general, finally manages to take Ostend from the Dutch.

Editors. "Spain captures Ostend from the Dutch". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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