Battle of Azemmour
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|Battle of Azemmour|
|Part of Moroccan-Portuguese conflicts|
|Portuguese Empire||Wattasid Morocco|
|Commanders and leaders|
|James, Duke of Braganza||Moulay Zayam of Azemmour|
|Casualties and losses|
Azemmour, dependent on the King of Fes, even enjoying of great autonomy, paid vassalage to the king João II of Portugal since 1486. The disagreements generated with the governor Moulay Zayam, who refused to pay tribute to Manuel I of Portugal and prepared an army to defend itself, caused King Manuel to send a fleet to that city on 15 August 1513.
On 1 September the Portuguese army, led by James, Duke of Braganza, took the city without resistance.
Prior to his voyage of circumnavigation, Ferdinand Magellan fought in this battle, where he received a severe knee wound. After taking leave without permission, he fell out of favor at the Portuguese royal court.
The battle resulted in the conquest of Azemmour, which was named Azamor by the Portuguese.
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