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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State of Maranhão (colonial)
The State of Maranhão (Portuguese: Estado do Maranhão) was the northernmost of two 17th-18th century administrative divisions of the colonial Portuguese Empire in South America.
In 1621, the Gover...
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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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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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Battle of Rio de Janeiro (1567)
The Battle of Rio de Janeiro or the Battle of Guanabara Bay was a battle in 1567 at Rio de Janeiro that ended with the definitive defeat of the French. The Portuguese commander, Estácio de Sá, was...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire
The Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Capitanias do Império Português) were the socio-administrative territorial divisions and hereditary lordships established initially by Henry t...
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João Álvares Fagundes
João Álvares Fagundes (born c. 1460, Kingdom of Portugal, died 1522, Kingdom of Portugal), an explorer and ship owner from Viana do Castelo in Northern Portugal, organized several expeditions to Newfo...
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Fort Portuguese
Fort Portuguese, is a historical fort located in the village Banyumanis adjacent to the village of Ujung Batu, District of Keling, district of Jepara, the province of Central Java, Indonesia. It is s...
Vasco Fernandes Coutinho, captain of Espírito Santo
Vasco Fernandes Coutinho (1490–1561) was the founder of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo.He was born in Portugal. He was later amongst the first 12 volunteers from Portugal to come to the newly d...
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Captain-major
Captain-major is the English rendering of the Portuguese Capitão-mor, or the Capitães dos Donatários (Captains of the Donataries), the colonial officials, placed in charge of a Captaincy (Portuguese&#...
2nd Portuguese India Armada (Cabral, 1500)
The Second Portuguese India Armada was assembled in 1500 on the order of King Manuel I of Portugal and placed under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral. Cabral's armada famously discovered Brazil for...
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