Portuguese Livy, one of the first great Portuguese historians
1522 – Awarded de Barros the captaincy of the fortress of St George of Elmina.
1525-1528 – He obtained the post of treasurer of the India House.
1530 – Barros back to Lisbon to his country house near Pombal, and there he finished a moral dialogue, Rho pica Pneuma.
1532 – The king appointed de Barros factor of the India and Mina House.
1540 – He published a Portuguese grammar and some further moral Dialogues.
1552 – The first of the Décadas da Ásia ("Decades of Asia") appeared.
1570 – De Barros retired from his remunerative appointment at the India House, receiving the rank of Fidalgo.
1570 – João de Barros died on 20th of October.