Siege of Malacca (1606)

The Siege of Malacca of 1606 was a military engagement between a Dutch force commanded by Cornelis Matelief and the Portuguese commander André Furtado de Mendonça.

Siege of Malacca
Part of the Dutch–Portuguese War

André Furtado de Mendonça, the Portuguese commander during the siege
Result Portuguese victory
Commanders and leaders
  • 145 men
  • 20 ships
  • 1500 men
  • 11 ships
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The small Portuguese garrison managed to hold out and stop any Dutch direct attacks on the city until additional reinforcements could arrive led by Martim Afonso de Castro, which made the Dutch retreat from the siege. After they retreated, they were again defeated by the Portuguese at the Battle of Cape Rachado.


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