Portugal discovers the Azores, an uninhabited archipelago

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Historical Context Note

Gonçalo Velho Cabral initiated their settlement. They have remained under the control of Portugal, with the exception of the period 1580-1640, when Portugal itself was under the rule of Spain.

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Editors. "Portugal discovers the Azores, an uninhabited archipelago". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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