Second Battle of Salvador da Bahia

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Second Battle of Salvador
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
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John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, the defeated Dutch commander
Date April 1638
Location Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Result Portuguese-Spanish victory
Belligerents
Portuguese Empire  Spanish Empire  Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Giovanni di San Felice
Luís Barbalho
John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen [1]
Johan van der Mast [2]
Strength
1,000 men [3] Unknown
Casualties and losses
60 men killed
100 men wounded
700 men killed
500 men wounded and captured [4]

The Second Battle of Salvador was fought during the Dutch-Portuguese War in Brazil between forces of the Dutch West India Company under the governor of the Dutch Brazil, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, supported by 30 ships (led by Johan van der Mast) and the Portuguese and Spanish defenders of the city, commanded by Giovanni di San Felice and Luís Barbalho. The battle, like the previous one (the First Battle of Salvador da Bahia) was won by Portugal and Spain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  2. ^ Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  3. ^ Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  4. ^ Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488