Battle of Jarte

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Jarte
Part of the Abyssinian–Adal War and Ottoman–Portuguese conflicts (1538–57)
Date 4 to 16 April 1542
Location Horn of Africa
Result Portuguese victory

Flag Portugal (1521).svg Portuguese Empire

Flag of Adal.png Adal Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Cristóvão da Gama Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi

The Battle of Jarte was fought from 4 to 16 April 1542 between the forces of Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi and a Portuguese expeditionary force fighting on behalf of the Ethiopian Empire. The Portuguese were led by Cristóvão da Gama. The Portuguese were victorious.