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Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. Wikipedia

  • Portuguese India Armadas

    Annual basis from Portugal to India, principally to Portuguese Goa and other colonies such as Damaon. These armadas undertook the Carreira da Índia ("India Run"), following the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope first opened up by Vasco da Gama in 1497–1499. Wikipedia

  • Portuguese Empire

    Composed of the overseas colonies and territories governed by Portugal. One of the longest-lived empires in world history, it existed for almost six centuries, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415, to the handover of Portuguese Macau to China in 1999. Wikipedia

  • Portuguese discovery of the sea route to India

    The first recorded trip directly from Europe to India, via the Cape of Good Hope. Undertaken during the reign of King Manuel I in 1495–1499. Wikipedia

  • Age of Discovery

    Informal and loosely defined term for the early modern period approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the middle of the 17th century in European history, in which sea-faring European nations explored regions across the globe. The extensive overseas exploration, led by the Portuguese and the Spanish, emerged as a powerful factor in European culture, most notably the European rediscovery of the Americas. Wikipedia

  • João de Castro

    Portuguese nobleman and the fourth viceroy of Portuguese India. Called Castro Forte by the poet Luís de Camões. Wikipedia

  • Portuguese discoveries

    Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes recorded by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, chronicling and mapping the coasts of Africa, Canada, Asia, and Brazil, in what became known as the Age of Discovery. Wikipedia


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