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Bredevoort Castle
Bredevoort, the Netherlands
Bredevoort kasteel 2009.JPG
The Ruïns of Bredevoort
Type Castle
Coordinates Latitude: 51.95
Longitude: 6.6167
Built 12th century
Demolished 1646
Kasteel bredevoort 1597.jpg
The castle in 1597

The Bredevoort Castle (Dutch language: Kasteel Bredevoort ) was a castle in the city of Bredevoort, Guelders in the Netherlands.

History[edit | edit source]

The earliest known mention of the castle dates from 1188 as "castrum Breidervort".[1] On the forecourt of the castle developed a small city during the time. In 1646 the Powder Tower of the castle was struck by lightning. The explosion did hit the castle and city which was badly damaged. The castle was a ruin. Lord Haersolte and his family were all killed by the explosion. Only one son, Anthonie, survived the disaster. He was not at home during the disaster.[2] In April 2009 there were found heavy wall remnants on the site during excavations. Some parts of the Curtain wall of the castle are made visible by brassmarking on the square.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Den Graafschap in de Middeleeuwen, Kasteel Bredevoort
  2. H.A. Hauer: in Breevoort can ick vergeten niet Uitgever: De Graafschap, 1956

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