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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Iberian ship development, 1400-1600
Iberian kingdoms had much maritime innovation in the Age of Discovery which led to the opening of the world that had never known true globalization. The evolution of expansion through exploration and...
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Iberian nautical sciences, 1400-1600
Throughout the early age of exploration, it became increasingly clear that the residents of the Iberian Peninsula were experts at navigation, sailing, and expansion. From Henry the Navigator’s first a...
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Iberian cartography, 1400-1600
Cartography or mapmaking, has been an integral part of the human history for a long time, possibly up to 8,000 years. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, through the Age ...
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Pêro de Anaia
Pêro de Anaia or Pedro d'Anaya or Anhaya or da Nhaya or da Naia (died March 1506) was a Castilian-Portuguese 16th-century knight, who established and became the first captain-major of the Portuguese F...
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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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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...
Indian Ocean trade
Indian Ocean trade served as an important role in history, and has been a key factor in East–West exchanges. Long distance trade in dhows and sailboats made it a dynamic zone of interaction between pe...
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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...
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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Joseph Peabody
Joseph Peabody (December 9, 1757 – January 5, 1844) was a merchant and shipowner who dominated trade between Massachusetts and the Far East for a number of years.
He was descended from Francis Pea...
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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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Maluku Islands
The Maluku Islands or the Moluccas (/məˈlʌkəz/) are an archipelago within Indonesia. Tectonically they are located on the Halmahera Plate within the Molucca Sea Collision Zone. Geographically they are...
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Hasanudin
Mulana Hasanudin (also spelled Hasanuddin) was the second ruler of the Banten Sultanate, following the mysterious Sunan Gunungjati when he left to found Cirebon. Hasanudin reigned from c. 1552 to 15...
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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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Moäng Ratu Dona Ines Ximenes da Silva of Flores
Moäng Ratu Dona Ines Ximenes da Silva of Flores, in present-day Indonesia, (fl. c. 1700), was the lady sovereign of the island-principality of Flores, and a member of the Portuguese Ximenes da Silva r...
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History of Portugal (1415–1578)
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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Governorate General of Brazil
The Governorate General of Brazil (Portuguese: Governo-Geral do Brasil) was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire in Brazil. A governorate was equivalent in status to a viceroyalty, thoug...
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Solor
Solor is a volcanic island located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, in the Solor Archipelago. The island supports a small population that has been whaling...
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Fernão Lopes de Castanheda
Fernão Lopes de Castanheda (Santarém, c. 1500 – 1559 in Coimbra) was a Portuguese historian in the early Renaissance.His "History of the discovery and conquest of India", full of geographic and ...
João da Nova
João da Nova (Galician spelling Xoán de Novoa or Joam de Nôvoa, Spanish spelling Juan de Nova; [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃ dɐ ˈnɔvɐ]; born c. 1460 in Maceda, Ourense, Galicia; died July 1509 in Kochi, India) was a Galic...
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7th Portuguese India Armada (Almeida, 1505)
The Seventh India Armada was assembled in 1505 on the order of King Manuel I of Portugal and placed under the command of D. Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of the Indies. The 7th A...
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Captain general
Captain General (and its literal equivalent in several languages) is a high military rank of general officer grade, and a gubernatorial title.
The term "Captain General" started to appear in the 1...
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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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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Black pepper
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when drie...
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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 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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