Portuguese Empire


King Afonso Recaptures Lisbon And Expels The Moors

Today on October 25, 1147, Afonso I of Portugal finally recaptured Lisbon and expelled the city’s Moorish overlords forever. Afonso I, also nicknamed Afonso the...

Sancho the Populator Proclaimed King of Portugal

Today on December 6, 1185, Sancho I, nicknamed Sancho the Populator, was proclaimed King of Portugal. Sancho was the second king of Portugal and the...

A Massive Earthquake Strikes The Bustling City of Lisbon

Today on November 1, 1755, the Great Earthquake of Lisbon suddenly hits the bustling Portuguese capital, causing mass destruction and claiming thousands of lives. The...

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