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Barros, Joao de (the Livy of Portugal)

Born: 1496? AD
Died: 1570 AD.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Historian


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.





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