Siege of Montevideo (1823)
|Siege of Montevideo|
|Part of the Brazilian War of Independence|
|Empire of Brazil||Kingdom of Portugal|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Carlos Frederico Lecor||Álvaro da Costa de Sousa Macedo|
|Casualties and losses|
The Siege of Montevideo occurred during the War of Independence of Brazil, during which the Brazilian Army under Carlos Frederico Lecor attempted to capture the city of Montevideo in Cisplatine (now Uruguay) from the Portuguese Army of Álvaro da Costa de Sousa Macedo. The siege lasted from 20 January 1823 until 8 March 1824 when the Portuguese surrendered to the Brazilian forces. The naval defeat in the Battle of Montevideo (1823) also contributed to hasten the surrender of the Portuguese troops. The event marked the end of the resistance against independence of Brazil in its territory.
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