Siege of Malacca (1606)

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Siege of Malacca
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
André Furtado de Mendonça.jpg
André Furtado de Mendonça, the Portuguese commander during the siege
Date 1606
Location Portuguese Malacca
Result Decisive Portuguese victory
Belligerents
 Portugal  Dutch Republic
Johor Johor Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Portugal André Furtado de Mendonça
Portugal Martim Afonso de Castro
Dutch Republic Cornelis Matelief de Jonge
Johor Alauddin Riayat Shah III
Strength
145 men
20 ships
1500 men
11 ships
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Siege of Malacca of 1606 was a military engagement between a Dutch force commanded by Cornelis Matelief and the Portuguese commander André Furtado de Mendonça.

The small Portuguese garrison managed to hold out and stop any Dutch direct attacks on the city until additional reinforcements could arrive led by Martim Afonso de Castro, which made the Dutch retreat from the siege. After they retreated, they were again defeated by the Portuguese at the Battle of Cape Rachado.

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