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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