siege of Cadiz
Event From 5/2/1810 To 24/8/1812
Part of the Peninsular Wars which were part of the Napoleonic Wars. The French besieged Cadiz, where the Spanish government was based, and the Portuguese and British assisted the Spanish. On 22 July 22 1812 Wellesley beat the French at Salamanca which caused them to withdraw and so the Cadiz siege was over.