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12 Interesting and Fun Facts About Portugal

in the XV century #Portugal had the eastern half of the "New Word", including Brazil, Africa, and Asia. The Portuguese Empire was actually the first global empire in history! It was also one of the longest-lived colonial powers, lasting for almost six centuries.

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from Baby Doll Zone

The Baby Doll Inducted Into The Toy Hall of Fame

Princess of the Portuguese Empire™ Barbie® doll wears a glorious gown of jacquard and burgundy panne velvet, inspired by Renaissance fashion. A delicate cap of golden metallic lace tops her glorious hair.

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from Observador

Há 600 anos, Ceuta. Há 500, Afonso de Albuquerque. Do Mediterrâneo para o Mundo

Há 600 anos, Ceuta. Há 500, Afonso de Albuquerque. Do Mediterrâneo para o Mundo - Observador

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from The Daily Beast

The Earthquake That Brought an Empire to Its Knees

In the 18th century, the Portuguese empire was enjoying the wealth of its second Golden Age. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.

Portuguese colonisation in Africa Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe islands were a colony of the Portuguese Empire from its discovery in 1470 until 1975, when independence was granted by Portugal. The Portuguese explorers João de Santarém and Pêro Escobar discovered the islands around 1470, which they found uninhabited.

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