Battle of Rio de Janeiro (1567)

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Battle of Rio de Janeiro
Part of France Antarctique
Rio 1555 França Antártica.jpg
Map of France Antarctique in the Guanabara Bay, 1555.
Date 20 January 1567
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Result Decisive Portuguese victory
Belligerents
Portuguese Empire  France
Tamoyo allies
Commanders and leaders
Estácio de Sá (DOW) Unknown
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Rio de Janeiro or the Battle of Guanabara Bay was a battle in 1567 at Rio de Janeiro that ended with the definitive defeat of the French. The Portuguese commander, Estácio de Sá, was hit by an arrow which perforated his eye, and died on 20 February.[1]

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