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Battle of Tabocas
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
DateAugust 3, 1645
LocationVitória de Santo Antão, Pernambuco, Brazil
Result Portuguese victory[1][2]
 Dutch Republic  Portugal
Commanders and leaders
Hendrik van Haus[3] João Fernandes Vieira[4]
1100 men[5] 900 men (including 200 Native allies[6])
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Tabocas, also known as the Battle of Mount Tabocas, was fought between the Dutch and the Portuguese army.

The battle took place in Mount Tabocas, in the Hereditary Captaincy of Pernambuco, on August 3, 1645, and was won by the Portuguese forces. The battle was a first major victory in the nine-year period of war that would lead to the retreat of the Dutch from Northeastern Brazil.


  1. Paula Lourenço, p.70
  2. David Marley, p.131
  3. Paula Lourenço, p.70
  4. Paula Lourenço, p.70
  5. Paula Lourenço, p.70
  6. Paula Lourenço, p.69


    • Lourenço, Paula.Battles of Portuguese History - Defence of the Overseas. - Volume X. (2006)
  • David Marley, Wars of the Americas: a chronology of armed conflict in the New World, 1492 to the present (1998) ISBN 978-0-87436-837-6

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