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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Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Portuguese Empire
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Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Barbados
Discover Barbados, culture and activities with this video brought to you by Best Destination Travel TV channel (www.BestDestination.com), travel guides and t...
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...
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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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Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Slavery in Brazil
Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement was established in 1532, as members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another.Later, colonists were heavily dependent o...
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Fernão de Loronha
Fernão de Loronha (c. 1470 or before – Lisbon, c. 1540), whose name is often corrupted to Fernando de Noronha or Fernando della Rogna, was a prominent 16th-century Portuguese merchant of Lisbon,...
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Matias de Albuquerque
Matias de Albuquerque (Olinda, colony of Brazil, 1580s – Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal, 9 June 1647), the first and only Count of Alegrete, was a Portuguese colonial administrator and soldier. He ...
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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...
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 The Hague (1661)
The Treaty of The Hague (also known as the Treaty of Den Haag) was signed in 1661 between representatives of the Dutch Empire and the Portuguese Empire. Based on the terms of the treaty, the Dutch Rep...
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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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...
Exploration
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...
Quilombola
A quilombola ([kilõˈbɔlɐ]) is a resident of a quilombo in Brazil. They are the descendants of Afro-Brazilian slaves who escaped from slave plantations that existed in Brazil until abolition in 1888. ...
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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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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State of Grão-Pará and Rio Negro
The State of Grão-Pará and Rio Negro (Portuguese: Estado do Grão-Pará e Rio Negro) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire.
The state was created in 1772 by order of Sebastião José de C...
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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...
Pedro Álvares Cabral - Wikipedia
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...
Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia
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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