Portuguese History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 227

  • 1128-06-24 Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa
  • 1139-07-25 Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King
  • 1143-10-05 King Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom
  • 1147-10-25 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
  • 1227-01-06 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
  • 1325-01-07 Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as King of Portugal
  • 1340-10-30 Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
  • 1373-06-13 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
  • 1383-10-22 The 1383-85 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder begins after King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne
  • 1385-04-06 John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made King John I of Portugal
  • 1385-08-14 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
  • 1386-05-09 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force)
  • 1479-03-06 Treaty of Alcaçovas: Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa
  • 1479-09-04 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
  • 1484-07-06 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River

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1488-12-15 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • 1491-05-03 Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I
  • 1493-05-04 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
  • 1494-06-07 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
  • 1496-12-05 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I

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1497-07-08 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1497-11-18 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
  • 1497-11-22 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1497-12-16 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama is 1st European to sail along Africa's East Coast, names it Natal
  • 1498-05-20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea
  • 1500-04-22 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal
  • 1500-08-10 Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
  • 1501-01-16 Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon
  • 1502-01-01 Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
  • 1502-02-12 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India
  • 1502-05-21 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

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1507-10-27 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz on Hormuz Island

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • 1509-02-03 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portugese trading control
  • 1510-02-17 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque first conquers the city of Goa, entering it with little conflict
  • 1510-05-30 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque abandon Goa after its former ruler Yusuf Adil Shah, the Muslim King of Bijapur reconquers the city
  • 1510-12-10 Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque who puts the Muslim population to the sword
  • 1511-07-25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula
  • 1511-08-10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • 1511-08-24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1515-04-01 Portuguese fleet under Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz, renaming it the Fort of Our Lady of the Conception
  • 1517-08-15 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

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1521-03-17 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

  • 1522-06-24 Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
  • 1529-04-22 Treaty of Saragosa: Spain and Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
  • 1531-12-17 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1536-05-23 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition
  • 1541-04-07 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies
  • 1541-08-18 A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
  • 1542-02-02 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
  • 1542-05-06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, then capital of Portuguese India
  • 1542-08-28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.

  • 1543-02-11 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian and Portuguese troops beat Muslim army
  • 1556-04-13 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
  • 1565-03-01 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1570-02-28 Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
  • 1572-03-12 Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lusíados" in Portugal
  • 1578-08-04 Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
  • 1580-06-27 Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal
  • 1580-08-25 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal

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1581-03-25 Portuguese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1590-07-06 English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1605-02-25 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
  • 1607-04-25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish Portuguese fleet
  • 1612-08-29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • 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
  • 1627-06-10 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil
  • 1640-12-01 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
  • 1640-12-15 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
  • 1641-06-01 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1653-01-03 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1654-01-26 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
  • 1654-07-20 Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
  • 1658-06-23 Dutch troops occupy last Portuguese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
  • 1659-01-14 Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish

AgreementContract of Interest

1661-06-23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1661-07-03 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
  • 1661-08-06 The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal
  • 1663-06-08 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • 1665-06-06 Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1665-06-17 Battle of Viciosa (Monte Claros): English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1665-10-29 Battle of Mbwila [Ambuila],: Portuguese forces defeat forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King Antonio I of Kongo / Nvita a Nkanga
  • 1667-05-23 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees
  • 1668-02-13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • 1675-08-10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
  • 1703-05-02 Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
  • 1703-09-12 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
  • 1703-12-27 England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
  • 1707-01-01 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • 1707-04-25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • 1712-07-17 Great Britain, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1739-09-01 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1797-02-14 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1801-06-06 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1803-03-03 Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
  • 1804-04-02 Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 213

  • 1109-07-25 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
  • 1154-11-11 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212)
  • 1185-04-23 King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
  • 1188-03-24 Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
  • 1195-08-15 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
  • 1207-09-08 Sancho II, king of Portugal
  • 1210-05-05 King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
  • 1261-10-09 Denis of Portugal, King of Portugal (1279-1325), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1325)
  • 1291-02-08 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)
  • 1293-03-08 Beatrice of Castile, queen of Portugal (d. 1359)
  • 1320-04-08 King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
  • 1320-04-19 Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67)
  • 1345-10-31 Ferdinand I, King of Portugal (1367-83), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1383)
  • 1357-04-22 Johan I, King of Portugal (1383-1433)
  • 1360-03-31 Philippa of Lancaster, queen of Portugal (d. 1415)
  • 1391-10-30 Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author
  • 1392-12-09 Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
  • 1394-03-04 Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
  • 1402-09-29 Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint
  • 1432-01-15 Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
  • 1432-03-01 Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (d. 1455)
  • 1434-09-18 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
  • 1436-11-26 Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
  • 1455-03-03 King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
  • 1458-05-02 Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
  • 1469-05-31 Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration
  • 1482-06-29 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
  • 1495-03-08 John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint (d. 1550). Founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God.
  • 1498-11-15 Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • 1502-02-02 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
  • 1502-06-07 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), born in the Palace of Alcáçova, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1557)
  • 1503-10-23 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1507-01-14 Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1512-01-31 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • 1514-05-03 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], primate of Portugal
  • 1517-10-18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)
  • 1524-02-04 Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet (d. 1580)

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1527-05-21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1535-06-24 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1554-01-20 King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1559-11-13 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1621)
  • 1578-04-14 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1589-07-09 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist
  • 1590-03-18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • 1604-03-19 Johan IV, composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
  • 1605-02-01 Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
  • 1605-04-08 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
  • 1608-02-06 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
  • 1613-10-13 Luisa of Medina-Sidonia, queen of Portugal (d. 1666)
  • 1640-04-22 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun
  • 1643-08-21 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
  • 1646-06-21 Maria Francisca of Nemours, queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1648-04-26 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
  • 1666-08-06 Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, queen of Portugal (d. 1699)
  • 1683-09-07 Mary Anne of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1754)
  • 1689-10-22 King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
  • 1699-05-13 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1782)
  • 1711-12-04 Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)
  • 1714-06-06 King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
  • 1717-07-05 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718-03-31 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (d. 1781)
  • 1719-01-03 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1728-01-06 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • 1734-12-17 Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
  • 1741-04-08 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
  • 1750-10-31 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, born in São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1839)
  • 1762-03-24 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1797-05-19 Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818)
  • 1798-10-12 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), born in Queluz Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1834)
  • 1799-02-04 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • 1802-10-26 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), born in Palace of Queluz, Sintra, Portugal (d. 1866)

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1806-03-06 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1816-10-29 Ferdinand II AFA, king of Portugal
  • 1819-04-04 Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
  • 1830-03-08 João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)
  • 1837-07-15 Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
  • 1837-09-16 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), born in Lisbon (d.1861)
  • 1837-09-18 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
  • 1838-10-31 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), born in Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1889)
  • 1842-04-18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice)
  • 1845-11-25 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist, born in Póvoa de Varzim (d. 1900)
  • 1846-03-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1847-02-14 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • 1851-03-28 Bernardino Machado, Portuguese politician (d. 1944)
  • 1855-02-25 Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
  • 1857-10-29 Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • 1859-10-15 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • 1860-05-27 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
  • 1861-06-18 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)
  • 1861-09-28 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1862-06-01 Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
  • 1863-09-28 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • 1867-08-16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • 1867-09-07 Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
  • 1869-11-24 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1872-05-01 Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)
  • 1874-11-29 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portuguese lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1883-08-19 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando A Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)

Famous Weddings

  • 1430-01-10 Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal

HeartWedding of Interest

1526-03-10 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1597-11-07 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal

HeartWedding of Interest

1661-05-25 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-10-16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 140

  • 1185-12-06 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76
  • 1212-03-26 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), dies at 58
  • 1223-03-25 Afonso II, 3rd King of Portugal (1211-23), dies at 36
  • 1231-06-13 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (b. 1195)
  • 1233-07-27 Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders, dies at 45
  • 1248-01-04 King Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207)
  • 1277-05-20 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Portuguese Pope (1276-77), dies. (b. 1215)
  • 1279-02-16 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
  • 1325-01-07 Denis of Portugal, King of Portugal (1279-1325), dies at 63
  • 1336-07-04 Elisabeth van Portugal, queen of Portugal/saint, dies at about 65
  • 1345-11-13 Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)
  • 1357-05-28 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57), dies at 66
  • 1367-01-18 Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46
  • 1383-10-22 Ferdinand I, the wise, king of Portugal, dies
  • 1415-07-19 Philippa of Lancaster, wife of John I of Portugal (plague) (b. 1359)
  • 1433-08-14 Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
  • 1438-09-09 Eduard [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/writer, dies
  • 1443-06-05 Ferdinand, Portuguese saint/slave to Fez, dies
  • 1449-05-20 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
  • 1460-11-13 Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal, dies at 66
  • 1463-06-17 Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (b. 1436)
  • 1471-12-17 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
  • 1481-08-28 Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies
  • 1495-10-25 John II, the Perfect/Consummate, King of Portugal (1481-95), dies

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1500-05-29 Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (1st European to round Cape of Good Hope), drowns at 48 or 49

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • 1510-03-01 Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59

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1515-12-15 Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral, Duke of Goa and Viceroy of Portuguese India, dies at sea in sight of Goa at around 62

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

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1521-04-27 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

  • 1521-12-13 Manoel I "the Great", King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52

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1524-12-24 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1539-03-05 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • 1539-05-01 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • 1542-08-29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
  • 1545-07-12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies
  • 1548-06-06 Juan de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  • 1555-06-23 Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
  • 1557-06-11 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), dies at 55
  • 1558-02-25 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • 1570-10-18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
  • 1570-10-20 João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
  • 1572-03-02 Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil
  • 1573-09-09 Andre de Resende, Portuguese dominican/humanist, dies
  • 1574-01-30 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • 1578-08-04 Sebastiaan, King of Portugal (1557-78), dies in battle at about 24
  • 1580-01-31 Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512)
  • 1580-06-10 Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies
  • 1580-08-20 Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
  • 1590-07-16 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], pontiff of Portugal, dies
  • 1595-08-26 Antonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1531)
  • 1605-09-24 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • 1616-12-10 Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • 1644-06-16 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist, dies at 54
  • 1646-09-24 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
  • 1649-06-03 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1651-12-18 Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54
  • 1656-11-06 Johan IV, duke of Braganca/king of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • 1666-08-24 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • 1678-01-29 Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  • 1683-09-12 Afonso VI, mentally ill king of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40
  • 1706-12-09 Pedro II, king of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • 1723-07-28 Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
  • 1724-11-18 Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)
  • 1736-12-10 António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
  • 1750-07-31 Johan V, King of Portugal, dies
  • 1759-01-03 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • 1770-08-26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42
  • 1772-11-10 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1773-07-05 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1777-02-24 King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • 1781-01-15 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
  • 1782-05-15 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1699)
  • 1786-05-25 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, dies at 68
  • 1795-07-31 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54
  • 1799-10-05 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • 1826-03-10 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1830-01-07 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • 1830-02-07 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • 1839-10-11 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • 1853-11-15 Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
  • 1854-12-09 Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (b. 1799)
  • 1861-11-11 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24
  • 1866-11-14 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), dies at 64
  • 1880-11-28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • 1886-06-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1886-08-22 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1889-10-19 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), dies at 50
  • 1889-12-15 Ferdinand II A F A, King of Portugal, dies at 73
  • 1900-03-18 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), dies at 32
  • 1900-12-28 Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)
  • 1908-02-01 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
  • 1908-06-09 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1912-07-15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 1918-12-14 Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
  • 1921-10-19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • 1924-01-24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
  • 1926-03-01 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1929-10-31 António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
  • 1932-07-02 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando A N Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76