Spice Trade

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In History
  • 1510

    1510

    1510
    The Portuguese seized the island of Goa, making it a military and commercial base.
  • 1511

    1511

    1511
    Portugal takes island of Malacca under Albuquerque.
  • 1521

    1521

    1521
    Magellan claimed the archipelago (Philippines) for Spain.
  • 1526

    1526

    1526
    Mughal Empire started, and for 200 years it was peaceful, prosperous, and strong. King Affonso the first writes complaint to King John the third or Portugal.
  • 1599

    1599
    Dutch return with ships from Asia leading to an increase in overseas trade.
  • 1602

    1602
    A group of wealthy Dutch merchants formed the Dutch East India Company.
  • 1641

    1641
    Dutch captured Malacca from the Portuguese and opened trade with China.
  • Mid 1700s

    Mid 1700s
    British and French became locked in a bitter struggle for global power.
  • Late 1700s

    Late 1700s
    Britain used its great wealth to dominate much of India.
  • 1900

    1900
    Dutch maintained empire in Indonesia.
  • Period:
    1500
    to
    1580

    1500-1580

    Portugal controlled spice trade between Europe and Asia.
  • Period:
    1500
    to
    1525

    1500-1525

    The Netherlands were part of the Holy Roman Empire, later they became protestant, Northern provinces want independence.
  • Period:
    1510
    to
    1560

    In less then 50 years...

    Portuguese built a trading empire with military and merchant outposts. Also the Portuguese built a trading empire in Southeast Asia.
  • Period:
    1521
    to
    1571

    Within about 50 years...

    Spain conquered and colonized the Philippine Islands.
  • Period: to

    1700s

    The growing power of England and France contributed to the decline of the Dutch empire in the East.