Portugal in the Age of Discovery
The kingdom of Portugal in the 15th century was one of the first European powers to begin building a colonial empire.The Portuguese Renaissance was a period of exploration, during which Portuguese sa...
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Portuguese discoveries
Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) is the name given to the intensive maritime exploration by the Portuguese during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at...
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Treaty of Tordesillas
The Treaty of Tordesillas (Portuguese: Tratado de Tordesilhas [tɾɐˈtaðu ðɨ tuɾðɨˈziʎɐʃ], Spanish: Tratado de Tordesillas [tɾaˈtaðo ðe toɾðeˈsiʎas]), signed at Tordesillas (now in Valladolid pr...
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Portuguese colonization of the Americas
Portugal was the leading country in the European exploration of the world in the 15th century. The Treaty of Tordesillas divided the Earth, outside Europe, in 1494 into Spanish (Castilian) and Portugu...
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Portuguese India Armadas
The Portuguese India armadas (armadas da Índia) were the fleets of ships, organized by the Portuguese crown and dispatched on an annual basis from Portugal to India, principally Goa. These armadas und...
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Mem de Sá
Mem de Sá (c. 1500 – 2 March, 1572) was a Governor-General of the Portuguese colony of Brazil from 1557-1572.He was born in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal, around 1500, the year of discovery of Br...
Mascate War
The Mascate War (Portuguese: Guerra dos Mascates), also known as the War of the Peddlers, was a conflict fought between two rival mercantile groups in colonial Brazil from 1710 to 1711. On one side we...
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State of Maranhão and Piauí
The State of Maranhão and Piauí (Portuguese: Estado do Maranhão and Piauí) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire.
The state was created in 1772 by order of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Me...
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Língua Geral
Língua Geral ([ˈlĩɡwɐ ʒeˈɾaw], General Language) is the name of two distinct lingua francas spoken in Brazil, the língua geral paulista (tupi austral or Southern Tupi), spoken in the region of São Pau...
António Galvão
António Galvão (c. 1490–1557), known in English as Antonio Galvano, was a Portuguese soldier, chronicler and administrator in the Maluku islands, and a Renaissance historian, the first to present a co...
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Treaty of El Pardo (1761)
The Treaty of El Pardo was signed on February 12, 1761 between representatives of the Spanish Empire and the Portuguese Empire.Based on the terms of the treaty, all aspects of the Treaty of Madrid wer...
First Battle of Guararapes
The First Battle of Guararapes was a battle in a conflict called the Pernambucana Insurrection, between Dutch and Portuguese forces in Pernambuco, in a dispute for the dominion of that part of the ...
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Manuel da Nóbrega
Manuel da Nóbrega (old spelling Manoel da Nóbrega) (18 October 1517 – 18 October 1570) was a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil. Together with Jos...
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Cristóvão Jacques
Cristóvão Jaques (Christopher Jaques), also known as Cristóvão Valjaques, born in Algarve, Kingdom of Portugal, c. 1480 - after 1530, was a Portuguese noble of Aragonese descent.He was the illegitima...
Viceroy
A viceroy /ˈvaɪs.rɔɪ/ is a regal official who runs a country, colony, or city province (or state) in the name of and as representative of the monarch. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, me...
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5th Portuguese India Armada (Albuquerque, 1503)
The Fifth India Armada was assembled in 1503 on the order of King Manuel I of Portugal and placed under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque. It was Albuquerque's first trip to India. It was not a p...
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Governorate General of Bahia
The Governorate General of Bahia (Portuguese: Governo-Geral da Bahia) was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire.
In 1534, John III of Portugal started granting land rights to colonize...
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Recapture of Recife
The Reconquest of Recife was a military engagement between the Portuguese forces under Francisco Barreto de Meneses and the Dutch forces of Captain Walter Van Loo. After the Dutch defeats at Guarar...
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Tomé Pires
Tomé Pires (1465?–1524 or 1540) was a Portuguese apothecary from Lisbon who spent 1512 to 1515 in Malacca immediately after the Portuguese conquest, at a time when Europeans were only first arri...
Mameluco
Mameluco is a Portuguese word that denotes the first generation offspring of a European and an Amerindian. It corresponds to the Spanish word is mestizo.In the 17th and 18th centuries, Mameluco was u...
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Estrada Real
Estrada Real ([iʃˈtɾadɐ ʁeˈaw], Royal Road) is a set of colonial-era roads in Brazil.
The name refers to any land which at the time of colonial Brazil, was covered on the process of settlement and...
Second Dutch Expedition to Indonesia
The Second Dutch Expedition to Indonesia was an expedition that took place from 1598 to 1600, one of the Dutch forays into the Indonesian spice trade that led to the establishment of the Dutch East In...
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José de Anchieta
José de Anchieta y Díaz de Clavijo, S.J. (19 March 1534 – 9 June 1597) was a Spanish Jesuit missionary to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in the second half of the 16th century. A highly influent...
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Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
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Spice trade
The spice trade refers to the trade between historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. Spices such as cinnamon, cassia, cardamom, ginger, pepper, and turmeric were known, and used ...
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Gaspar da Gama
Gaspar da Gama (Poznań (Poland) or Alexandria (Egypt) 1444 - Calicut or Lisbon, c. 1510 - 1520) was a merchant of Jewish origin who acted as interpreter ("Língua", in old Portuguese) and provided many...
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Pedro Álvares Cabral ([ˈpeðɾu ˈaɫvɐɾɨʃ kɐˈβɾaɫ] [ˈpedɾu ˈawvaɾis kaˈbɾaw]; c. 1467 or 1468 – c. 1520) was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the d...
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Captaincy of São Vicente
The Captaincy of São Vicente (1534–1709) was a land grant and colonial administration in the far southern part of the colonial Portuguese Empire in Colonial Brazil.
The Captaincy was granted in 15...
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