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Struggle & Survival: Portugal

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    • Struggle & SurvivalPortugal
      Michael Huey
    • Portuguese Colonization
      Motives
      Find better trade opportunities: trade partners, raw materials (gold, spices), and ports.
      Overpower any Indian Opposition
      Spread the faith of Christianity and help convert natives
      Early Successes
      Henry the Navigator: financed voyages on oceans, and with the help of astronomers and map makers, helped charted directions for future sailors.
      Vasco De Gamma: took a fleet of Portuguese explorers and reached to Calicut, India, in what many considered the spice capital of the world.
    • Christopher Columbus
      1451-1506
      Portuguese explorer
      Major component in early phases of European expansion and colonization
      Sailed to fin indies to establish trade prosperity
      Found continent of America, which would later set up more voyages and an eventual colonization.
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
      Established in 1494 by Pope Alexander VI
      Spain v. Portugal in a competition for trade dominance
      Divided two countries the Atlantic world
      This dividing line gave Portugal Brazil, which allowed them to claim, conquer, and colonize.
    • Antonio de Gouveia
      (1528-1566)
      Educator and Humanist from Portugal
      Born and raised as a Christian, but later studied other secular subjects. (science, astrology, medicine). Convinced people he knew the secret of invisibility.
      Various skills gave him title, “Gold Priest” would later use his skills to help country prosper economically.
    • Catarina de Monte Sinay
      1680-1758
      Entrepreneur and nun
      Loved her life to her nun life and dedicated herself to find true salvation.
      Spent most of her time in Bahia, Brazil trying to help people to God and spreading the Christian faith from native home.
    • Francisca
      Indian Slave Woman
      Claimed to be wrongfully enslaved, worked to fight for her freedom.
      Engaged in a relationship with Angelico Goncalves. He would later play a part in Francisca’s fight for freedom.
      Failed to bring witnesses to court resulted in her return to her slave life.