Battle of the Gulf of Oman, 10 to 25 August 1554 The Battle of the Gulf of Oman was a naval battle between a large Portuguese armada under Antão de Noronha and the Ottoman Indian fleet under Piri Reis. The campaign was a miserable failure for the Ottomans and nearly all but 2 of their vessels were lost. The [...]
The Madh Fort built by the Portuguese, was one of the most important forts in Salsette.
Castelo de Aguada (Fort of the Waterpoint) was built by the Portuguese at Bandra in 1640
Catherine de Braganza, whose marriage treaty with Charles II of England placed Bombay in the possession of the British Empire
Bom Baim A widespread popular etymology of Bombay holds that it was derived from a Portuguese name meaning “good bay”. This is based on the facts that bom is Portuguese for “good” and baía (or the archaic spelling bahia) means “bay”. However, this literal translation would have been incorrect ingrammatical gender, as bom is masculine, while baia is feminine; a correct Portuguese rendering of “good bay” would be boa [...]
Ruins of St. John the Baptist Church in Andheri, built by the Portuguese Jesuits in 1579.
Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Nagasaki was founded by the Portuguese in the second half of the 16th century on the site of a small fishing village, formerly part of Nishisonogi District. It became a center of Portuguese and other European peoples’ influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have [...]
Christopher Columbus or Salvador Gonçalves Zarco