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Prince Henry Of Portugal
INFANTE D. HENRIQUE OF PORTUGAL, DUKE OF VISEU (4 March 1394 – 13 November 1460), better known as PRINCE HENRY THE NAVIGATOR (Portuguese : Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador), was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire
Portuguese Empire
. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discoveries . Henry was the third child of the Portuguese king John I and responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade with other continents through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the search for new routes. King John I was the founder of the House of Aviz
House of Aviz

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Leça Da Palmeira
LEçA DA PALMEIRA (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a former civil parish in the municipality of Matosinhos in the Greater Porto area, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira . It has 5.97 km² and had 17.215 inhabitants in the 2001 census . Piscinas de Marés It has a rich cultural heritage, namely Fort of Leça de Palmeira , Piscinas de Marés (Swimming Pools on the Beach) developed by the well-known architect Siza Vieira , Boa Nova Tea House (also developed by Siza Vieira), Quinta da Conceição Municipal Park (by Fernando Távora ) and other religious monuments as Corpo Santo, Santana, and Boa Nova churches. It is home of the international Leixões seaport, the country's second largest; Petrogal , and an oil refinery . In sport, the parish includes a football club, Leça FC , and a basketball club, Grupo Desportivo de Basquete de Leça . REFERENCES * ^ Diário da República . "Law nr
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Casa Do Infante
The CASA DO INFANTE (House of the Prince), or alternately as the Alfândega Velha (Old Customshouse) is a historical house in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória , in the municipality of Porto
Porto
, in northern Portuguese . The house was originally built in the 14th century as customs and mint , although its present condition derives mostly from a remodelling carried out in the 17th century. Its name derived from an oral tradition that suggested the house was the birthplace of Prince Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator
in 1394
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Conquest Of Ceuta
The conquest of Ceuta
Ceuta
(Spanish pronunciation: ) by the Portuguese on 21 August 1415 marks an important step in the beginning of the Portuguese Empire
Portuguese Empire
in Africa. The conquest also marks a starting point on European colonization , which would last for five more centuries. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 In popular culture * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 References HISTORY Ceuta
Ceuta
had served as a staging ground in the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in 711, but it was destroyed in 740 and only rebuilt in the 9th century, passing to the Caliphate of Córdoba
Caliphate of Córdoba
in the 10th century. In the subsequent centuries it remained under the rule of the Almoravids and Almohades as well as various Andalusian Taifas
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Morocco
Coordinates : 32°N 6°W / 32°N 6°W / 32; -6 Kingdom of Morocco * المملكة المغربية ( Arabic
Arabic
) * ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Berber ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: لله، الوطن، الملك (Arabic) Allah, Al Watan, Al Malik ⴰⴽⵓⵛ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Berber ) "God, Homeland, King" ANTHEM: النشيد الوطني المغربي (Arabic) ⵉⵣⵍⵉ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Berber)
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Mint (coin)
A MINT is an industrial facility which manufactures coins that can be used in currency . The history of mints correlates closely with the history of coins . In the beginning, hammered coinage or cast coinage were the chief means of coin minting, with resulting production runs numbering as little as the hundreds or thousands. In modern mints, coin dies are manufactured in large numbers and planchets are made into milled coins by the billions. With the mass production of currency, the production cost is weighed when minting coins. For example, it costs the United States Mint much less than 25 cents to make a quarter (a 25 cent coin), and the difference in production cost and face value (called seigniorage ) helps fund the minting body
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Henry IV Of England
HENRY IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as HENRY OF BOLINGBROKE (/ˈbɒlɪŋbrʊk/ ), was King of England
King of England
and Lord of Ireland
Ireland
from 1399 to 1413, and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III
Edward III
, to the Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
. Henry was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
. His father, John of Gaunt
John of Gaunt
, was the fourth son of Edward III
Edward III
and the third son to survive to adulthood, and enjoyed a position of considerable influence during much of the reign of Henry's cousin Richard II , whom Henry eventually deposed
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Duarte I Of Portugal
DUARTE is an alternative Portuguese and Spanish form of the name Edward
Edward
(another version is Eduardo
Eduardo
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Luís De Sousa (writer)
Frei LUíS DE SOUSA (MANOEL or MANUEL DE SOUSA COUTINHO) (1555 – 5 May 1632), a Portuguese monk and prose-writer, was born at Santarém , a member of the noble family of Sousa Coutinho. CONTENTS * 1 Capture and release * 2 In Portugal * 3 To Madrid
Madrid
* 4 Writing * 5 Poetry * 6 Authorities * 7 References CAPTURE AND RELEASEIn 1576, he broke off his studies at Coimbra University
Coimbra University
to join the order of Malta , and shortly afterwards was captured at sea by Barbary pirates and taken prisoner to Argel, where he met Cervantes . A year later, Manuel de Sousa Coutinho was ransomed, and landing on the coast of Aragon passed through Valencia , where he made the acquaintance of the poet Jaime Falcão , who seems to have inspired him with a taste for study and a quiet life
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Egyptian Pyramids
The EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS are ancient pyramid -shaped masonry structures located in Egypt
Egypt
. As of November 2008, sources cite either 118 or 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids. Most were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The earliest known Egyptian pyramids
Egyptian pyramids
are found at Saqqara , northwest of Memphis . The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630 BC–2611 BC) which was built during the third dynasty . This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep
Imhotep
, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry
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Giza
GIZA (/ˈɡiːzə/ ; sometimes spelled Gizah or Jizah; Coptic : ⲅⲓⲍⲁ Giza; Egyptian Arabic : الجيزة‎‎ el-Gīza), is the third-largest city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile
Nile
, 5 km (3 mi) southwest of central Cairo
Cairo
. Along with Cairo Governorate , Shubra El-Kheima , Helwan
Helwan
, 6th October City and Obour , the five form Greater Cairo
Cairo
metropolis. The city of Giza
Giza
is the capital of the Giza Governorate
Giza Governorate
, and is located near the northeast border of this governorate in coordinates. It is located right on the banks of the River Nile
Nile
. The city's population was 2,681,863 in the 2006 national census, while the governorate had 6,272,571 at the same census
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African Slave Trade
SLAVERY has historically been widespread in Africa, and still continues today in some countries. Systems of servitude and slavery were common in parts of Africa
Africa
, as they were in much of the ancient world . In many African societies where slavery was prevalent, the enslaved people were not treated as chattel slaves and were given certain rights in a system similar to indentured servitude elsewhere in the world. When the Arab
Arab
slave trade and Atlantic slave trade
Atlantic slave trade
began, many of the local slave systems began supplying captives for slave markets outside Africa. Slavery
Slavery
in historical Africa
Africa
was practiced in many different forms: Debt slavery , enslavement of war captives, military slavery, and criminal slavery were all practiced in various parts of Africa
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West Africa
WEST AFRICA, also called WESTERN AFRICA and the WEST OF AFRICA, is the westernmost subregion of Africa
Africa

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Peter, Duke Of Coimbra
INFANTE D. PEDRO, DUKE OF COIMBRA KG (Portuguese pronunciation: ; English: Peter), (9 December 1392 – 20 May 1449) was a Portuguese infante (prince) of the House of Aviz , son of King John I of Portugal and his wife Philippa of Lancaster , daughter of John of Gaunt
John of Gaunt
. In Portugal, he is better known as Infante D. Pedro das Sete Partidas , "of the Seven Parts " because of his travels. Possibly the best-travelled prince of his time, he was regent between 1439 and 1448. He was also 1st Lord of Montemor-o-Velho , Aveiro , Tentúgal , Cernache, Pereira, Condeixa and Lousã
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Canary Islands
The CANARY ISLANDS (/kəˈnɛəri ˈaɪləndz/ ; Spanish : Las Islas Canarias pronounced , locally ) also known as the CANARIES (Spanish : Las Canarias), are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located on the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Morocco
Morocco
at the closest. The Canaries are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union
European Union
proper. It is also one of the eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government . The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife
Tenerife
, Fuerteventura , Gran Canaria , Lanzarote
Lanzarote
, La Palma
La Palma
, La Gomera and El Hierro
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