Siege of Montevideo (1812–14)

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Map of Montevideo with besieging lines

The event known as Second Siege of Montevideo (Spanish: Segundo Sitio de Montevideo) took place between 1812 and 1814, when the patriotic troops led by José Rondeau besieged the city of Montevideo, still held by Spanish loyalists under the leadership of Gaspar de Vigodet. The siege was successful and marked the end of the Spanish presence in present-day Uruguay.

During this whole period and just like in the failed first siege of Montevideo, supplied from over the sea, the city held out, until May 17, 1814. Then, the naval victories of Admiral William Brown, cut off the supply route and the city faced starvation. By the end of June, Vigodet was forced to surrender Montevideo to General Carlos María de Alvear.

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