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The Battle of Rio de Janeiro or the Battle of Guanabara Bay was a battle on January 20, 1567 at Rio de Janeiro that ended with the definitive defeat of the French. Specifically, the battle was an attack on the fortification of Uruçú-mirim. The Portuguese commander, Estácio de Sá, was hit by an arrow which perforated his eye, and died on 20 February.[1]

Battle of Rio de Janeiro
Part of France Antarctique
Rio 1555 França Antártica.jpg
Map of France Antarctique in the Guanabara Bay, 1555.
Date20 January 1567
Result Decisive Portuguese victory
Portuguese Empire  France
Tamoyo allies
Commanders and leaders
Estácio de Sá (DOW) Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ "A Tentativa dos Franceses se estabelecerem no Brasil" [The Attempt of the French to establish themselves in Brazil] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2014-01-20.

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