Portuguese Empire
The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in history. In addition, it was t...
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Callicebus miltoni: New Species of Titi Monkey Discovered in Brazil
Titi monkeys, or the titis, represent one of the most diverse Neotropical primate groups, with 32 species currently recognized. These tree-dwelling monkeys are small – between 9 and 18 inches (23-46 c...
Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark
A team of scientists recently created some fake, glowing mushrooms and scattered them in a Brazilian forest in hopes of solving an ancient mystery: Why do some fungi emit light? The question goes back...
Bus washes away after collapsing in sinkhole
Intense flooding in Brazil caused an evacuated tourist bus to collapse into a sinkhole and was washed away by rapid floodwater.
Brazil road swallows then spits out entire bus
A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.
Portuguese Empire
http://www.WatchMojo.com presents... A look into the Portuguese Empire.
History of Portugal
Another slide show depicting a resumed version of the history of Portugal since D. Afonso Henriques to today. Hope you like it...
Evolution of the Portuguese Empire
This article is a comprehensive list of all the actual possessions of the Portuguese Empire.
Portuguese presence in Africa started in 1415 with the conquest of Ceuta and is generally viewed as end...
Evolution of the Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia
Portugal in the period of discoveries
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...
Portugal in the period of discoveries - Wikipedia
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...
Treaty of Tordesillas - Wikipedia
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...
Portuguese colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia
Colonial Brazil
Colonial Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil Colônia) comprises the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese, until 1815, when Brazil was elevated to a kingdom alongside Portugal as the United King...
Colonial Brazil - Wikipedia
Portuguese India
The State of India, formally, Estado da Índia Portuguesa,and commonly Portuguese India, was a colonial state of the Portuguese Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Port...
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Theory of Portuguese discovery of Australia
The theory of Portuguese discovery of Australia claims that early Portuguese navigators were the first Europeans to sight Australia between 1521 and 1524, well before the arrival of Dutch navigator Wi...
Theory of Portuguese discovery of Australia - Wikipedia
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa are the common terms by which 'Mozambique' is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. For...
Portuguese East Africa - Wikipedia
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese Angola or Portuguese West Africa are the common terms by which Angola is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory in southwester...
Portuguese West Africa - Wikipedia
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...
Portuguese India Armadas - Wikipedia
Persia-Portugal war
Persian–Portuguese war took place between 1507 and 1622 and involved the Portuguese Empire and its vassal, the Kingdom of Ormus, on one side, and the Safavid Empire with the help of the Kingdom of ...
Persia-Portugal war - Wikipedia
Dutch-Portuguese War
The Dutch–Portuguese War was an armed conflict involving Dutch forces, in the form of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, against the Portuguese Empire. Beginning in 1602, t...
Dutch-Portuguese War - Wikipedia
Portuguese Restoration War
The Portuguese Restoration War (Portuguese: Guerra da Restauração; Spanish: Guerra de Restauración portuguesa) was the name given by nineteenth-century 'romantic' historians to the war between...
Portuguese Restoration War - Wikipedia
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Guinea (Portuguese: Guiné), called the Overseas Province of Guinea from 1951, was a West African colony of Portugal from the late 15th century until 10 September 1974, when it gained in...
Portuguese Guinea - Wikipedia
Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom
The Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom occurred after Portuguese traders arrived at the rival Kotte Kingdom in the southwest of modern Sri Lanka in 1505. Many kings of Jaffna, such as Cankili ...
Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom - Wikipedia
Capture of Ormuz (1507)
The Capture of Ormuz in 1507 occurred when the Portuguese Afonso de Albuquerque attacked Hormuz Island to establish the Castle of Ormuz. This conquest gave the Portuguese full control of the trade bet...
Capture of Ormuz (1507) - Wikipedia
Portuguese Conquest of Goa (1510)
The Portuguese conquest of Goa occurred in 1510 on behalf of the Portuguese admiral D. Afonso de Albuquerque. Goa (also Old Goa or Velha Goa) was not among the cities Albuquerque had received order...
Portuguese Conquest of Goa (1510) - Wikipedia
Capture of Malacca (1511)
The Capture of Malacca in 1511 occurred when the Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque subdued the city of Malacca in 1511.The port city of Malacca controlled the narrow strategic strait of Mal...
Capture of Malacca (1511) - Wikipedia
The Portuguese in Indonesia (1512-1850)
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach the islands of Indonesia. Their quest to dominate the source of the lucrative spice trade in the early 16th century, and their simultaneous Roman Cath...