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Battle of Worringen - Schlacht von Worringen - Slag bij Woeringen (1288)

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The Battle of Worringen was fought on June 5, 1288, near the town of Worringen (also spelled Woeringen), which is now the northernmost borough of Cologne. The battle was fought for the possession of the Duchy of Limburg, and was one of the largest battles in Europe in the Middle Ages.

  • Date: june 1288
  • Location: Worringen, today part of Cologne (Köln)
  • Result: Decisive Brabantian victory
  • Territorial changes: Limburg added to Brabant; Cologne de facto independent from Electorate

Belligerents

Coalition of Guelders

  • Electorate of Cologne
  • County of Guelders
  • County of Luxembourg
  • County of Nassau

Commander: Siegfried II of Westerburg, Archbishop of Cologne

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Coalition of Brabant

  • Duchy of Brabant
  • County of Berg
  • County of Mark
  • County of Loon
  • County of Jülich
  • County of Tecklenburg
  • County of Waldeck

Commander: Jan I, Duke of Brabant