The Invasion of Cayenne was a combined military operation by an Anglo-Portuguese-Brazilian expeditionary force against Cayenne, capital of the French South American colony of French Guiana in 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. The operation was part of a series of attacks on French held territory in the Americas during 1809 and due to commitments elsewhere, the British Royal Navy was unable to send substantial forces to attack the fortified river port.

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  • The Invasion of Cayenne was a combined military operation by an Anglo-Portuguese-Brazilian expeditionary force against Cayenne, capital of the French South American colony of French Guiana in 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. The operation was part of a series of attacks on French held territory in the Americas during 1809 and due to commitments elsewhere, the British Royal Navy was unable to send substantial forces to attack the fortified river port. Instead, appeals were made to the Portuguese government, which had been driven out of Portugal the year before during the Peninsula War and was resident in Brazil. In exchange for providing troops and transports for the operation, the Portuguese were promised Guiana as an expansion of their holdings in Brazil for the duration of the conflict. The British contribution was small, consisting solely of the minor warship HMS Confiance. Confiance however had a highly effective crew and an experienced captain in James Lucas Yeo, who was to command the entire expedition. The more substantial Portuguese contingent consisted of 700 regular Brazilian Colonial Army soldiers, led by Lieutenant-General Manuel Marques de Sousa, The First and 550 regular soldiers from the naval infantry of the Colonial Navy of Brazil and several warships to act as transports and provide offshore artillery support. The French defenders were weakened by years of Royal Navy blockade and could only muster 400 regular infantry and 800 unreliable militia, formed in part from the territory's free black population. As a result resistance was inconsistent and despite Cayenne's strong fortifications, the territory fell within a week. It is considered to be the baptism of fire of the Brazilian Marine Corps.
  • La invasión de la Guayana Francesa fue un episodio de la historia de Portugal y de Brasil. Se produjo durante la Guerra Peninsular cuando el príncipe regente Juan VI, en represalia por la invasión francesa, ordenó la conquista de la Guayana Francesa en 1809.
  • L’Occupation de la Guyane par l'armée luso-brésilienne est un épisode de l'histoire de la Guyane française. Commencée en 1809 en représailles contre l'invasion du royaume de Portugal par l'armée française, l'occupation luso-brésilienne dure jusqu'en 1817. Elle aboutit notamment au pillage du jardin botanique de Cayenne et au transfert des plantes qu'il abritait à Rio de Janeiro et dans d'autres régions du Brésil.
  • A invasão da Guiana Francesa foi um episódio da história de Portugal e da do Brasil Colonial. Teve lugar no contexto da Guerra Peninsular, quando o então Príncipe-Regente D. João, em represália pela Primeira invasão francesa de Portugal, ordenou a invasão da Guiana Francesa em 1809.
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  • British:
  • Brazilian and Portuguese:
  • 1 killed.
  • 23 wounded.
  • 8 wounded.
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  • 22px British Empire
  • 22px French Empire
  • 22px Portuguese Empire
  • •22px Brazilian Colonial Forces
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  • 1809-01-14 (xsd:date)
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  • *French Guiana occupied by Portugal until its formal restitution to France in 1817.
  • Portuguese-British victory:
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  • Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: NRCB Voador, NRCB Infante D. Pedro, NRCB General Magalhães, NRCB Vingança e Leão
  • British Empire:
  • Portuguese Empire and Brazilian Colonial Forces:
  • •Naval Infantry of the Royal Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: 550
  • •Royal Navy: support from sailors of HMS Confiance
  • •Brazilian Colonial Army: 700
  • •Militia: 800
  • •Regular Army: 400
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  • Map of the Cayenne and the surrounding coastline, made in 1763
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  • 1 (xsd:integer)
  • 8 (xsd:integer)
  • 16 (xsd:integer)
  • 20 (xsd:integer)
  • 23 (xsd:integer)
  • British:
  • Brazilian and Portuguese:
  • Cayenne, its garrison and its stores captured.
  • Portuguese:
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  • 22 (xsd:integer)
  • •22px Brazilian Colonial Forces
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  • Invasion of Cayenne
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  • the Napoleonic Wars
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  • Portuguese-British victory: *French Guiana occupied by Portugal until its formal restitution to France in 1817.
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  • Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: NRCB Voador, NRCB Infante D. Pedro, NRCB General Magalhães, NRCB Vingança e Leão
  • British Empire:
  • Portuguese Empire and Brazilian Colonial Forces:
  • •Naval Infantry of the Royal Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: 550
  • •Royal Navy: support from sailors of HMS Confiance
  • •Brazilian Colonial Army: 700
  • •Militia: 800
  • •Regular Army: 400
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  • The Invasion of Cayenne was a combined military operation by an Anglo-Portuguese-Brazilian expeditionary force against Cayenne, capital of the French South American colony of French Guiana in 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. The operation was part of a series of attacks on French held territory in the Americas during 1809 and due to commitments elsewhere, the British Royal Navy was unable to send substantial forces to attack the fortified river port.
  • La invasión de la Guayana Francesa fue un episodio de la historia de Portugal y de Brasil. Se produjo durante la Guerra Peninsular cuando el príncipe regente Juan VI, en represalia por la invasión francesa, ordenó la conquista de la Guayana Francesa en 1809.
  • L’Occupation de la Guyane par l'armée luso-brésilienne est un épisode de l'histoire de la Guyane française. Commencée en 1809 en représailles contre l'invasion du royaume de Portugal par l'armée française, l'occupation luso-brésilienne dure jusqu'en 1817. Elle aboutit notamment au pillage du jardin botanique de Cayenne et au transfert des plantes qu'il abritait à Rio de Janeiro et dans d'autres régions du Brésil.
  • A invasão da Guiana Francesa foi um episódio da história de Portugal e da do Brasil Colonial. Teve lugar no contexto da Guerra Peninsular, quando o então Príncipe-Regente D. João, em represália pela Primeira invasão francesa de Portugal, ordenou a invasão da Guiana Francesa em 1809.
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  • Portuguese conquest of French Guiana
  • Invasión de la Guayana Francesa
  • Occupation de la Guyane par l'armée luso-brésilienne
  • Invasão da Guiana Francesa
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