Brazil 1450 - 1800

  • Jan 25, 1494

    Papal Treaty of Tordesillas

  • Jun 28, 1504

    Amerigo Vespucci's observations are publised in Munus Novas

  • Aug 15, 1510

    The daughter of Chief Tibirica of Tupinkin Goiana marries Joao Ramalho

  • Aug 29, 1534

    Crown divides Brazil into 13 territories

  • Apr 27, 1542

    Duarte Coello sends letters to the crown pleading for recognition, money and power, but gets no response

  • Jun 14, 1549

    First arrival of Jesuit missionaries

  • Apr 30, 1556

    The first Bishop arriving in Brazil is killed

  • Sep 28, 1570

    Agricultual producers starts to import slaves

  • Castivo Cardosada de Boroos crushes the last indian ressistance in the Beapeda hills

  • The Holy Inquisition visits Brazil

  • Portugese merchants and colonists dependant on African slave trade

  • Capoeira starts to be used by Quilambos, communities of runaway slaves

  • 192 sugar mills are in operation and are exporting 100,000 tons a year

  • Dutch meeting with 20 Amerindian chiefs

  • The Price of African slaves goes up and bandeirantes give up and start hunting for minerals

  • Jesuits entrusted to bring Indians from the interior into their missions

  • Cariri raid on cattle ranches, killing 100 colonists and 30000 cattle

  • Palamares Quilambo leader Zimbi is killed, and the 80 year old runaway slave community ends

  • First discoveries of gold in Minas Gerias, one of the most successful mines in Brazil

  • Crown requires passports and legitamite business reasons to let people go to Brazil, bans Clercs and Priests

  • Indian rebellion led by mission educated Mandu Hadino lasts for 7 years.

  • Dom Joao requires that priests pay $200 annually to the Royal exchequer

  • Indians go to war against the Crown

  • The Treaty of Madrid hands over half of South America to portugese colonists

  • Refused rights to create new mines at Itabaiana and Castelo due to their location near the coast

  • King reevaluates salaries of judicial officials in the mines

  • Treaty of San Ildofonso resets spanish and portuguese boundries

  • African decendants account for 41.1 percent of mines, and 34 percent of the total population