Francisco Manuel Barroso, Baron of Amazonas

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The Baron of Amazonas
Baron of Amazonas circa 1875.jpg
The Baron of Amazonas, 1875
Born 29 September 1804
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 8 August 1882(1882-08-08) (aged 77)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Allegiance  Empire of Brazil
Service/branch Naval Jack of Brazil.svg Brazilian Navy
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars Brazilian War of Independence
Cisplatine War
Ragamuffin War
Uruguayan War
Paraguayan War
Awards Imperial Order of the Southern Cross

Francisco Manuel Barroso, Baron of Amazonas (September 29, 1804 in Lisbon – August 8, 1882 in Montevidéo) was a reputed Admiral of the Imperial Brazilian Navy.

It was the commander who led the Imperial Navy to victory in the Battle of Riachuelo during the War of the Triple Alliance.[1]:33 As a consequence of this victory, there was an expressive reduction in the Paraguayan naval capacity, since that nation, from then on, adopted to adopt defensive strategies until the end of the conflict.

Barroso was decorated with the Imperial Order of the Southern Cross and received the noble title of Baron of Amazonas in 1866, in honor of the flagship ship that commanded in the Battle of Riachuelo.


  1. ^ Hooker, T.D., 2008, The Paraguayan War, Nottingham: Foundry Books, ISBN 1901543153