Siege of Montevideo (1823)

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Siege of Montevideo
Part of the Brazilian War of Independence
Date 20 January 1823–8 March 1824
Location Montevideo in Cisplatine , Brazil
Result Brazilian decisive victory
Belligerents
 Empire of Brazil Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg Kingdom of Portugal
Commanders and leaders
Carlos Frederico Lecor Álvaro da Costa de Sousa Macedo
Strength
3,000[1]

Ships:[2]
1 Corvette
3 Brigs
2 Schooners
4,000[3]

Ships:[2]
2 Corvettes
1 Brig
1 Schooner
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Siege of Montevideo occurred during the Brazilian War of Independence, during which the Brazilian Army under Carlos Frederico Lecor attempted to capture the city of Montevideo in Cisplatine (now Uruguay) from the Portuguese Army of Álvaro da Costa de Sousa Macedo. The siege lasted from 20 January 1823 until 8 March 1824 when the Portuguese surrendered to the Brazilian forces. The naval defeat in the Battle of Montevideo (1823) also contributed to hasten the surrender of the Portuguese troops.[4] The event marked the end of the resistance against independence of Brazil in its territory.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Diégues 2004, p. 178.
  2. ^ a b Diégues 2004, p. 179.
  3. ^ Estado-maior do Exército 1972, p. 429.
  4. ^ Diégues 2004, pp. 179–180.

References[edit]

  • Diégues, Fernando (2004). A revolução brasílica. Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva. 
  • Estado-maior do Exército (1972). História do Exército Brasileiro: Perfil militar de um povo. Brasília: Instituto Nacional do Livro.