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Battle of Salvador
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
DateMay 1638
LocationSalvador da Bahia, Brazil
Result Portuguese victory [1][2]
Belligerents
Portuguese Empire  Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Luís Barbalho John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen [3]
Johan van der Mast
Strength
1,000 men [4] 4,600 men (including 3,600 Dutch and circa 1,000 native allies)
30 ships [5]
Casualties and losses
Light 500 men killed and wounded
30 men captured[6]




The First Battle of Salvador was a military engagement between Dutch forces under Governor John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen numbering circa 4600 supported by 30 ships (led by Johan van der Mast) and the Portuguese defensors of the city, commanded by Luís Barbalho.

The battle resulted in a crushing victory for the Portuguese.

References[]

  1. Queiroz, Padre Fernão de, Vida do Venerável Irmão Pedro de Basto, Oficina de Miguel Deslandes, Lisboa, 1689, p. 315
  2. Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  3. Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  4. Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  5. Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488
  6. Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488

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