Salvador in History

Historical Events

  • 1549-03-29 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded
  • 1624-05-10 Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)
  • 1625-05-01 Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
  • 1627-03-03 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
  • 1823-07-02 Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia
  • 1828-04-11 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1832-02-28 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, arrives in the town of Salvador in the Brazilian state of Bahia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1833-08-24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1836-08-01 As part of their homeward journey on the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin returns to Bahia in Brazil
  • 1864-10-07 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
  • 1971-04-26 Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs

Famous Weddings

  • 2007-03-07 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil