Siege of Guadeloupe

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This article is about the 1703 siege during the War of the Spanish Succession. For other actions at other times, see Battle of Guadeloupe.

The 1703 Siege of Guadeloupe was a failed attempt by English forces led by Christopher Codrington to capture the French isle of Guadeloupe during the War of the Spanish Succession. A vigorous defense by Guadeloupe's governor, Charles Auger, reinforcements he received from Martinique, and a shortage of supplies in the English forces led to the lifting of the siege.


  • Crouse, Nellis M (1943). The French Struggle for the West Indies, 1665-1713. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 273–290. 

Coordinates: 16°15′00″N 61°34′59″W / 16.2500°N 61.5830°W / 16.2500; -61.5830