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In 1747, during the War of the Austrian Succession, the French army laid siege to it again.
During the War of the Seventh Coalition, the town was again besieged by the British in 1814 in a failed attempt to dislodge the French garrison.
During the reign of Jan II van Glymes (1417–1494), nicknamed "Jan metten Lippen", which means "Jan with the big lips", probably caused by an infection, a surge in economic growth occurred.
The lordship was elevated to a margraviate in 1559.
Several families ruled Bergen op Zoom in succession until 1795, although the title was only nominal since at least the seventeenth century.
Bergen op Zoom was granted city status probably in 1212.