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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  • غزو كايين (بالإنجليزية: Invasion of Cayenne (1809)) كانت عملية مشتركة بين قوات التدخل السريع الإنجلو-برتغالية ضد كايين (عاصمة غويانا الفرنسية) عام 1809 أثناء الحروب النابليونية. والعملية هي جزء من سلسلة من الهجمات على الاراضي الفرنسية في الأمريكيتين خلال 1809، كانت البحرية الملكية البريطانية قادر على إرسال قوات كبيرة لمهاجمة الميناء النهري المحصن. لكن بدلا من ذلك وجهت نداءات للحكومة البرتغالية التي كانت قد طردت من البرتغال في العام السابق خلال حرب شبه الجزيرة و كانت تقيم في البرازيل.
  • 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.Portail de la Guyane Portail de la Guyane Portail du Brésil Portail du Brésil Portail de l'Empire colonial portugais Portail de l'Empire colonial portugais Portail de l’histoire militaire Portail de l’histoire militaire Portail du Premier Empire Portail du Premier Empire
  • 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 (1807), ordenou a invasão da Guiana Francesa em 1809.
  • 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 (1808). 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 Colonel Manuel Marques de Elva Portugal 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.
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  • British:
  • 1 killed.
  • 23 wounded.
  • 8 wounded.
  • Brazilian and Portuguese:
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  • United Kingdom
  • 22pxFrench Empire
  • *22pxBrazilian Colonial Forces
  • 22pxPortuguese Empire
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  • 1809-01-14 (xsd:date)
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  • Portuguese-British victory:
  • *French Guiana occupied by Portugal until its formal restitution to France in 1817.
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  • British Empire:
  • Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: NRCB Voador, NRCB Infante D. Pedro, NRCB General Magalhães, NRCB Vingança e Leão
  • Portuguese Empire and Brazilian Colonial Forces:
  • •Naval Infantry of the Royal Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: 550
  • •Royal Navy: support from sailors & Marines 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:
  • Portuguese:
  • Brazilian and Portuguese:
  • Cayenne, its garrison and its stores captured.
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  • Victor Hugues
  • James Lucas Yeo
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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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  • British Empire:
  • Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: NRCB Voador, NRCB Infante D. Pedro, NRCB General Magalhães, NRCB Vingança e Leão
  • Portuguese Empire and Brazilian Colonial Forces:
  • •Naval Infantry of the Royal Portuguese Colonial Navy of Brazil: 550
  • •Royal Navy: support from sailors & Marines of HMS Confiance
  • •Brazilian Colonial Army: 700
  • •Militia: 800
  • •Regular Army: 400
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  • غزو كايين (بالإنجليزية: Invasion of Cayenne (1809)) كانت عملية مشتركة بين قوات التدخل السريع الإنجلو-برتغالية ضد كايين (عاصمة غويانا الفرنسية) عام 1809 أثناء الحروب النابليونية. والعملية هي جزء من سلسلة من الهجمات على الاراضي الفرنسية في الأمريكيتين خلال 1809، كانت البحرية الملكية البريطانية قادر على إرسال قوات كبيرة لمهاجمة الميناء النهري المحصن. لكن بدلا من ذلك وجهت نداءات للحكومة البرتغالية التي كانت قد طردت من البرتغال في العام السابق خلال حرب شبه الجزيرة و كانت تقيم في البرازيل.
  • 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.
  • 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 (1807), ordenou a invasão da Guiana Francesa em 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.
  • 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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  • غزو كايين (1809)
  • Invasión de la Guayana Francesa
  • Occupation de la Guyane par l'armée luso-brésilienne
  • Invasão da Guiana Francesa
  • Взятие Кайенны (1809)
  • Portuguese conquest of French Guiana
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