Portugal discovers the Azores, an uninhabited archipelago (31 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

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.

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