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War of the Portuguese Succession
Date 1842-1844
Location Portugal and Western Spain
Result
  • Recognition of the Brazilian victory
  • Rise of Maria II as Queen of Portugal
  • Exile of Miguel of Braganza
  • Imposition of a new liberal constitution to Portugal
  • Emergence of Brazil as a Great Power
  • Strengthening of the Liberal sentiment in Europe
    • Revolutions of 1848
  • Strengthening of the Carlists in Spain
    • Second Carlist Wars (1846-1849)
Belligerents
Brasilban Brazil

Flag Portugal (1830) Liberal Portuguese Suported by
Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1803-1892) Prussia
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy Austria

Flag Portugal (1707) Miguelites Portuguese

Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) Spain
Supported by
Flag of the United Kingdom Britain
Flag of France France

Commanders and leaders
Brasilban Pedro I of Brazil

Brasilban Maria Quiteria
Brasilban Lucas Vaz Dias
Flag Portugal (1830) Marechal Saldanha
Flag Portugal (1830) Duke of Sá da Bandeira

Flag Portugal (1707) D. Miguel I

Flag Portugal (1707) Viscount of Montalegre
Flag Portugal (1707) Viscount of Santa Marta
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) D. Isabel II
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) José Ramón Rodil

Strength
Total: 100,000

Brasilban 60,000
Flag Portugal (1830) 40,000 (regular and militia)

Total: 113,000

Flag Portugal (1707) 63.000 (regular and militia)
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) 50,000

Casualties and losses
Total: 36,000

Brasilban 22,000 deaths
Flag Portugal (1830) 14,000 deaths

Total: 57,000

Flag Portugal (1707) 38,000 deaths
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) 19,000 deaths

Civilian deaths: 51,000

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