Battle of Rio de Janeiro (1567)
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.
- "A Tentativa dos Franceses se estabelecerem no Brasil" [The Attempt of the French to establish themselves in Brazil] (in Portuguese). Palma1.no.sapo.pt. Retrieved 2014-01-20.