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Bioko

Bioko is an island 32 km off the west coast of Africa and the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea. Its population was 334.463 at the 2015 census and it covers an area of 2.017 km 2. The island is located off the Ambazonian segment Cameroon, in ...

                                               

Captaincy of the Malindi coast

The Captaincy of the Malindi coast was an administrative office that Portugal maintained in East Africa during the Portuguese Period in East Africa. This was the only administrative office that it maintained in northern East Africa after their wi ...

                                               

Luderitz Bay

Luderitz Bay or Luderitzbaai, also known as Angra Pequena, is a bay in the coast of Namibia, Africa. The city of Luderitz is located at the edge of the bay.

                                               

Luso-Africans

Luso-Africans are people of mixed Portuguese and African ancestry who speak Portuguese. Vast majority of Luso-Africans live in former Portuguese Africa, now referred to as Lusophone Africa, i.e. modern countries of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Ver ...

                                               

Portuguese ruins in Zimbabwe

Portuguese ruins in Zimbabwe are scattered across the northern parts of Zimbabwe. They are a remnant of the Portuguese colonial presence in south-eastern Africa. From their coastal settlements, the Portuguese penetrated into what is now Zimbabwe ...

                                               

Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire

The Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire were the socio-administrative territorial divisions and hereditary lordships established initially by Henry the Navigator, as part of the Donatario system in order to settle and developed the Portuguese ov ...

                                               

Captaincy of Pernambuco

The Captaincy of Pernambuco or New Lusitania was a hereditary land grant and administrative subdivision of northern Portuguese Brazil during the colonial period from the early sixteenth century until Brazilian independence. At the time of the Ind ...

                                               

Estrada Real

The name refers to the land that Portuguese colonial administrators had chosen to improve communication, settlement, and the economic exploitation of Brazil’s resources and of its other colonies. Its "royal" name reflects the economic ideologies ...

                                               

Governorate General of Bahia

In 1534, John III of Portugal started granting land rights to colonize Portuguese territory in South America, they were the Captaincy Colonies of Brazil. These fifteen autonomous and separate colonies were, for the most part, a failure administra ...

                                               

Governorate General of Brazil

The Governorate General of Brazil was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire in present-day Brazil. A governorate was equivalent in status to a viceroyalty, though the title viceroy didnt come into use until the early 18th century. Th ...

                                               

Governorate General of Rio de Janeiro

In 1534, John III of Portugal started granting land rights to colonize Portuguese territory in South America, they were the Captaincy Colonies of Brazil. These fifteen autonomous and separate colonies were, for the most part, a failure administra ...

                                               

Slavery in Brazil

Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement was established in 1516, as members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another. Later, colonists were heavily dependent on indigenous labor during the initial phases ...

                                               

State of Brazil

The State of Brazil was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire, in the Americas during the period of Colonial Brazil.

                                               

State of Grão-Para and Rio Negro

The state was created in 1772 by order of Sebastião Jose de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, the Secretary of the State for Joseph I of Portugal. The state was created because of the economic success of the State of Grão-Para and Maranhão. ...

                                               

State of Maranhão (colonial)

The State of Maranhão was the northernmost of two 17–18th century administrative divisions of the colonial Portuguese Empire in South America.

                                               

State of Maranhão and Piaui

The state was created in 1772 by order of Sebastião Jose de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, the Secretary of the State for Joseph I of Portugal. The state was created because of the economic success of the State of Grão-Para and Maranhão. ...

                                               

Fort of São Tiago of Banastarim

The Fort of São Tiago of Banastarim in India, also known as Fort St. James Banastarim or Benastari Castle, is located at on the right bank of Cumbarjua Canal, on the eastern tip of Old Goa, North Goa district in the state of Goa on the west coast ...

                                               

Ormus

The Kingdom of Ormus was a 11th- to 17th-century kingdom located in the eastern side the Persian Gulf and extending as far as Bahrain in the west in its zenith. The Kingdom was established by an Omani prince in the 11th century initially as a dep ...

                                               

Portuguese settlement in Chittagong

Chittagong, the second largest city and main port of Bangladesh, was home to a thriving trading post of the Portuguese Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Portuguese first arrived in Chittagong around 1528 and left in 1666 after the Mughal ...

                                               

Yokoseura

Yokoseura is a port located at the northern tip of the Nishisonogi Peninsula on the Japanese island of Kyushu, administratively under Saikai city, Nagasaki Prefecture. It was developed as an entrepot by the Portuguese in 1562 with the permission ...

                                               

Botik of Peter the Great

The Botik of Peter the Great is a miniaturized scaled-down warship discovered by Peter the Great at the Royal Izmaylovo Estate in 1688. It was restored by Karshten Brandt, and Peter learned to sail using the boat on waters near Moscow. It was sto ...

                                               

Czar Peter House (Netherlands)

The Czar Peter House is a historical building in Zaandam, the Netherlands. It is best known as the place where Tsar Peter I of Russia resided in 1697 during his Grand Embassy. The building was constructed in 1632. Peter had met the Zaandam blacks ...

                                               

Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition

The Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition was a scientific expedition organized by Russia for the purpose of the development of the Northern Sea Route. This expedition accomplished its goal of exploring the uncharted areas of the continental side ...

                                               

The Antelope

The Antelope, 23 U.S. 66, was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States considered, for the first time, the legitimacy of the international slave trade, and determined "that possession on board of a vessel was evidence of property".

                                               

El Cazador (ship)

The El Cazador was a Spanish brig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1784. In the 1770’s the Spanish Louisiana Territory’s economy was faltering due to paper money that was not backed by silver or gold. Carlos III, King of Spain, decided to repla ...

                                               

List of Spanish sail frigates

This is a list of Spanish sail frigates built or acquired during the period 1710-1854 Spanish frigates generally had religious names, often the names of saints or "our Lady". Those with primarily secular names such as royal, geographical or adjec ...

                                               

List of galleons of Spain

This is a list of a few of the carracks and galleons that served under the Spanish Crowns in the period 1410-1639; note that Castile and Aragon were separate nations, brought together in 1474 only through a unified Trastamaran and subsequently Ha ...

                                               

List of ships of the line of Spain

This is a list of Spanish ships of the line built or acquired during the period 1640-1854: Those with 94 or more guns were three-deckers, while all the others listed were two-deckers. Those ships with secular names were additionally given an offi ...

                                               

San Diego (ship)

The galleon San Diego was built as the trading ship San Antonio before hastily being converted into a warship of the Spanish Navy. On December 14, 1600, the fully laden San Diego was engaged by the Dutch warship Mauritius under the command of Adm ...

                                               

San Miguel (1551 shipwreck)

San Miguel may refer to any of a number of Spanish ships. The San Miguel which sank in the 1551 off Santo Domingo is believed to be one of the richest treasure galleons ever lost at sea, with a cargo of Inca and Aztec treasures looted by Spanish ...

                                               

Captaincies of the Spanish Empire

Captaincies were military and administrative divisions in colonial Spanish America and the Spanish Philippines, established in areas under risk of foreign invasion or Indian attack. They could consist of just one province, or group several togeth ...

                                               

Chiaha

Chiaha was a Native American chiefdom located in the lower French Broad River valley in modern East Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. They lived in raised structures within boundaries of several stable villages. These overlooked the f ...

                                               

Chino (casta)

Chino was a casta used in colonial Mexico to refer to people of mixed ancestry. In the eighteenth century, individuals of mixed Amerindian and African ancestry came to be called chinos. A Mexican Inquisition bigamy case in Mexico City labeled one ...

                                               

Colonial Argentina

Colonial Argentina is designated as the period of the History of Argentina when it was an overseas territory of the Spanish Empire. It begins in the precolumbian age of the indigenous peoples of Argentina, with the arrival of the first Spanish co ...

                                               

Colonial Spanish horse

Colonial Spanish horse is a term popularized by D. Philip Sponenberg for a group of horse breed and feral populations descended from the original Iberian horse stock brought from Spain to the Americas. The ancestral type from which these horses d ...

                                               

Colonial Venezuela

Spanish expeditions led by Columbus and Alonso de Ojeda reached the coast of present-day Venezuela in 1498 and 1499. The first colonial exploitation was of the pearl oysters of the "Pearl Islands". Spain established its first permanent South Amer ...

                                               

Chronology of Colonial Cuba

The chronology of the colonial time of Cuba is about the Spanish colonial period in Cuba, and the efforts to obtain independence from the Spanish Empire and includes history from the "discovery" of the island by Christopher Columbus to the Spanis ...

                                               

Francisco de Chicora

Francisco de Chicora was the baptismal name given to a Native American kidnapped in 1521, along with 70 others, from near the mouth of the Pee Dee River by Spanish explorer Francisco Gordillo and slave trader Pedro de Quexos, based in Santo Domin ...

                                               

Governorate of Cuba

Since the 16th century the island of Cuba had been under the control of the governor-captain general of Santo Domingo. The conquest of Cuba was organized in 1510 by the recently restored Viceroy of the Indies, Diego Colon, under the command of Di ...

                                               

Haciendas in the Valley of Ameca

The haciendas in the Valley of Ameca comprise a series of expansive land estates awarded to Spanish soldiers for their services in the military during the conquest of New Spain in the late 1500s. Although a great portion of these estates were bui ...

                                               

Junta (Spanish American Independence)

Junta during Spanish American independence was the type of government formed as a patriotic alternative to the Spanish colonial government during the first phase of Spanish American wars of independence. The formation of juntas was usually an urb ...

                                               

La Cruz del Viajero

La Cruz del Viajero is a monumental cross located in what now Pueblo Libre, a district of the city of Lima, Peru. It was erected in 1579 by Catholic missionaries. Travellers would stop at the cross to ask for protection on the road to the port of ...

                                               

Sebastian Montero

Sebastian Montero was a Spanish secular priest who was active in the later half of the sixteenth century in North America. In the historical record, Montero was the first person to introduce Christianity in what is now North Carolina.

                                               

Morganton, North Carolina

Morganton is a city in and the county seat of Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 16.918 at the 2010 census. Morganton is one of the principal cities in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. A ...

                                               

Patriarchate of the West Indies

The Titular Patriarchate of the West Indies is a Latin Rite titular patriarchate of the Roman Catholic Church. It is vacant since the death of its last holder in 1963.

                                               

Provincial deputation in Spanish America

The Provincial Deputation was created by the Spanish Constitution of 1812 to provide a representation of the territorial division of Spain and the American dominions of the Spanish monarchy during the term of the Constitution of Cadiz in the Cour ...

                                               

Real Audiencia of Santo Domingo

The Real Audiencia of Santo Domingo was the first court of the Spanish crown in America. It was created by Ferdinand V of Castile in his decree of 1511, but due to disagreements between the governor of Hispaniola, Diego Colon and the Crown, it wa ...

                                               

Reconquista (Spanish America)

In the struggle for the independence of Spanish America, the Reconquista refers to the period of Colombian and Chilean history, following the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, during which royalist armies were able to gain the upper hand in the Spanish ...

                                               

San Salvador (Cabrillos ship)

San Salvador was the flagship of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. She was a 100-foot full-rigged galleon with 10-foot draft and capacity of 200 tons. She carried officers, crew, and a priest.

                                               

New Navarre

New Navarre was a province in the Provincias Internas, one of the frontier provinces of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Brigadier Pedro de Rivera, who visited the northern presidios from 1724 to 1728, suggested to the viceroy Juan de Acuña, Marquis ...