Siege of Recife (1630)

In 1630 the Dutch captured Recife, in Portuguese Brazil.[2] This began a war over Brazil, which would see the Dutch establish a colony called New Holland and end with the Portuguese taking all of their captured possessions back.

Siege of Recife
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
DateFebruary 14 – March 3, 1630
Result Dutch victory
 Dutch Republic  Portugal
Commanders and leaders
Hendrick Lonck[1] Matias de Albuquerque[1]
7,000 Troops
67 Ships
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ a b Jaques p.845
  2. ^ Klein p.47


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  • Jaques, Tony Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A Guide to 8,500 Battles from Antiquity through the Twenty-first Century (2006)