Tordesillas Agreement

In accordance with the African Treaty, the Portuguese and Castilian kingdoms divided Fez for future conquests; they also regulated fishing and navigation rights across the Atlantic coasts of Africa, which resulted in Castile turning around Melilla and Cazaza, including fishing on Cape Bojador, as well as attacks on these areas, from Bojador to Rio de Oro. The African agreement will be very valuable for Castile, as Catholic monarchs completed the recapture by blackmailing Granada just two years ago. This agreement with Portugal demarcated the territory for the future conquest and expansion of Hispanic Cristiaism against Islam in North Africa, a priority objective of the Spanish monarchy. At first, the demarcation line did not revolve around the Earth. Instead, Spain and Portugal were able to conquer all the new countries they discovered first, Spain in the west and Portugal in the east, even though they passed on the other side of the world. [25] But Portugal`s discovery of the much-loved Moluccas in 1512 prompted Spain to argue in 1518 that the Treaty of Tordesillas was dinging the earth in two equal hemispheres. After the surviving ships of the Magellan fleet visited the Moluccas in 1521, Spain claimed that these islands were in the Western Hemisphere. At the beginning of the 16th century, the treaty between Spain and Portugal was concluded in Vitoria; February 19, 1524 and asked the Badajoz junta to meet in 1524, during which the two countries tried to reach an agreement on the anti-meridian, but failed. [26] Finally, in a contract signed in Zaragoza, they agreed that Spain would give up its rights to the Moluccas after Portugal paid 350,000 gold ducats [Note 3] to Spain. To prevent Spain from intervening on the Portuguese Moluccas, the Antimeridian would have to be 297 1/2 leagues or 17 degrees east of the Moluccas that cross the islands of Las Velas and Santo Thome. [30] This distance is slightly smaller than the 300 leagues designated by Magellan as the western distance from Los Ladrones to the Philippine island of Samar, located west of the Moluccas.

[31] The so-called Don Enrique Enriques, chief steward, Don Gutierre de Cardenas, chief auditorate, and Dr. Rodrigo Maldonado, representative of these very sublime and very powerful princes, the Lord and the Lady, the King and Queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon, Sicily, Granada, etc., because of their power in question, which is incorporated above, and ruy de Sousa, his son, and Arias de Almadana, representative and ambassador of this very high and very excellent prince, the king of Portugal and the Algarve on this side and across the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea, because of this power that is incorporated above, promised and confirmed, on behalf of their constituents quoted, [saying that she and his successors and kingdoms and kingdoms always , would hold, observe and satisfy, truly and effectively, renounces all fraud, tax evasion, deception, lies and appearance, everything is stipulated in this treaty, and any part and package of it; and they wished and approved that everything stipulated in this agreement and any part of this agreement be respected, respected and implemented, as is all that is stipulated in the peace treaty, between the Lord in question and the lady, king and queen of Castile, Aragon, etc. and Mr. Dom Alfonso, King of Portugal (may he rest in glory) and the king in question, the present ruler of Portugal, his son, then prince in 1479, must be observed, accomplished and executed, and among these punishments, obligations, titles and obligations, in accordance with and following the manner set in this treaty.

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