First Battle of Salvador da Bahia

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Battle of Salvador
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
Date May 1638
Location Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Result Portuguese victory [1][2]
Belligerents
Portuguese Empire  Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Luís Barbalho John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen [3]
Johan van der Mast
Strength
1,000 men [4] 4,600 men (including 3,600 Dutch and circa 1,000 native allies)
30 ships [5]
Casualties and losses
Light 500 men killed and wounded
30 men captured[6]

The First Battle of Salvador was a military engagement between Dutch forces under Governor John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen numbering circa 4600 supported by 30 ships (led by Johan van der Mast) and the Portuguese defensors of the city, commanded by Luís Barbalho.

The battle resulted in a crushing victory for the Portuguese.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Queiroz, Padre Fernão de, Vida do Venerável Irmão Pedro de Basto, Oficina de Miguel Deslandes, Lisboa, 1689, p. 315
  2. ^ Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  3. ^ Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  4. ^ Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  5. ^ Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  6. ^ Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488