Siege of Lisbon (1384)

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Siege of Lisbon
Part of 1383–1385 Crisis
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The Siege of Lisbon in the Chronicles of Jean Froissart
Date 29 May to 3 September 1384
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Result Decisive Portuguese victory[1]
Belligerents
PortugueseFlag1385.svg Kingdom of Portugal Escudo Corona de Castilla.png Crown of Castile
Commanders and leaders
John I of Portugal
Nuno Álvares Pereira
John I of Castile
Fernando Sanchez de Tovar  
Fernández Cabeza de Vaca  
Rodrigo González Mejía 
Fernando Alfonso de Valencia 
Ruíz de Sandoval 
Pedro Rodriguez Sarmiento  
Strength
Unknown 5,000 spearmen
1,000 Jinetes
6,000 crossbowmen
"Countless" infantry soldiers [2]
Casualties and losses
High Very high

The Siege of Lisbon was a siege of the city of Lisbon from 29 May to 3 September 1384, between the Portuguese defenders of the city led by John I of Portugal and the Castillian army led by King John I of Castile. The siege ended in a disaster for Castile. A plague outbreak together with the constant attacks by Portuguese forces led by Nuno Álvares Pereira caused huge casualties among the Castilian ranks, who were forced to retreat four months after the start of the siege.


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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Miguel Duarte, Luís, Batalhas da História de Portugal - Guerra pela Independência, Academia Portuguesa de História, Lisboa, 2006, Vol. IV, pp 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 101
  2. ^ Lopes, Fernão, Crónica de D. João I, Livraria Civilização, Porto, 1945, Vol. I

References[edit]

Miguel Duarte, Luís, Batalhas da História de Portugal - Guerra pela Independência, Academia Portuguesa de História, Lisboa, 2006, Vol. IV, pp 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 101