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Second Battle of Salvador
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
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John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, the defeated Dutch commander
DateApril 1638
LocationSalvador da Bahia, Brazil
Result Portuguese-Spanish victory
Belligerents
Portuguese Empire
 Spanish Empire
 Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Luís Barbalho
Giovanni di San Felice
John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen [1]
Johan van der Mast [2]
Strength
1,000 men [3] Unknown
Casualties and losses
60 men killed
100 men wounded
700 men killed
500 men wounded and captured [4]




The Second Battle of Salvador was fought during the Dutch-Portuguese War in Brazil between forces of the Dutch West India Company under the governor of the Dutch Brazil, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, supported by 30 ships (led by Johan van der Mast) and the Portuguese and Spanish defenders of the city, commanded by Giovanni di San Felice and Luís Barbalho. The battle, like the previous one (the First Battle of Salvador da Bahia) was won by Portugal and Spain.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  2. Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  3. Dorato, Hernâni, Dicionário das Batalhas Brasileiras, Ministério da Marinha, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1990, p.228
  4. Guedes, Max Justo, História Naval Brasileira, Ibrasa, Rio de Janeiro, Segundo Volume, Tomo IA, 1986, p.488

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