Battle of Praia da Vitória
|Battle of Praia Bay|
|Part of Liberal Wars|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Queen Maria II
Duke of Terceira
José António Azevedo e Lemos
The Miguelites under command of José António Azevedo e Lemos attempted to disembark troops on Terceira island, but were defeated by the loyalist troops under command of the Duke of Terceira who controlled a dozen small forts and artillery batteries along five kilometers of the coast. The defeat of the absolutists in this battle was decisive for the affirmation and posterior victory of the liberal ideas in Portugal.
After the war, the municipality of Praia was renamed as Praia da Vitória.
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