Portuguese Maritime Empire

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Portuguese Maritime Empire

1498

1450

Portuguese establish trading post on Macao, off the south coast of China

1549

Portuguese adapt the caravel for Atlantic use; add cannons and dominate naval warfare

1446

1557

Brazil becomes a Portuguese Royal Provinince

Portuguese Goverment begins to pay Pirates to destroy competition's cargo

1512

Vasco da Gama reaches southern coast of India after sailing for East Africa

Portuguese Maritime Empire

Portugal claims ownership of Guinea, the center of their slave trade on the West African Coast

1658

1668

The East India Company from England is granted a lease on Bombay by Charles II, who got it from his personal Portuguese bride.

Dutch expel Portuguese from their trading posts in Sri Lanka

Over 50% of all slaves traded on the Atlantic Slave Trade went to Brazil

Henry the Navigator starts school of navigation to teach people how to navigate and map uncharted areas


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