America

The Forts of Fernando de Noronha

The view towards the Morro do Pico from the round tower of the Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. Fernando de Noronha was discovered by the Florentine Amerigo Vespucci in 1503. In 1504 the Crown granted the archipelago as a “capitania hereditária” to a Portuguese lord, Fernão de Noronha, from whom it takes its name. The archipelago was occupied by two other European nations (Dutch and French) during the ...

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Letter by General Luis Jose Orbegoso y Moncada, 1834

Letter from Luis Jose de Orbegoso to Peruvian People 1834

Written by Randy Shaw. General Luis José de Orbegoso y Moncada, scion of an aristocratic criollo family from Trujillo, in northern Peru, was Provisional President of the country between 1833 and 1834, and was named in 1837-1838 President of the short-lived Republic of North Peru, set up by the Peru-Bolivia Confederacy after the invasion of the country by Bolivian strongman ...

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Heraldic Coat of Arms encased in wood that belonged to Pedro Pizarro

Heraldic Coat of Arms encased in wood that belonged to Pedro Pizarro

Written by Randy Shaw Several years ago General Jose Ramon Pizarro who was many times over the great grandson of the Spanish Chronicler and Conquistador Pedro Pizarro passed away in Lima Peru his widow contacted a mutual friend to discuss an item that had descended down through the family of Pedro Pizarro. So on my next trip to Lima my ...

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South America. List of Dutch forts and colonial possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. COLOMBIA Santa Marta: Netherlands: 16 Feb. 1630 – 21/22 Feb. 1630 abandoned to Spain Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”  VENEZUELA: Punta de Araya: Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680” Isla Tortuga: Goslinga “The Dutch in the ...

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North America. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini USA CONNECTICUT: Fort Goed Hope (Hartford): Fort Goed Hope, Fort Huis ter Hope DELAWARE: Prinseneiland, Moordenaarseiland (Murderer’s Island, Prince’s Island): Fort Wilhelmus Fort Casimir (Newcastle): Nieuw Amstel, Fort Nieuwer Amstel, Fort Drie-eenheid Altona, Altena (Wilmington): Fort Christina, Fort Altena Blommaerts Kil, Horekil, Whorekill, Hoerenkill: Compagniesfort, Compagniesfort Whorekill Swaenendael (Lewes): MAINE: Pentagouet: Netherlands: Aug. 1674 – Sep. ...

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Central America. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PUERTO RICO San Juan de Puerto Rico: Netherlands: Sep. 1625 – 2 Nov. 1625 abandoned to Spain The Dutch occupied only the town and the fort of Canuela at the bay entrance. The fort of Canuela is retaken by the Spanish after three weeks. The Morro Fortress remains in the ...

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America. List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. UNDER COSTRUCTION… BRAZIL: Cabo Frio: feitoria Fernando de Noronha: Portuguese to The Netherlands Portuguese: – Oct. 1734 to France (Oct 1734 – 1737) Portuguese: 1737 – Bahia: Portuguese: -10 May 1624 to The Netherlands (10 May 1624 – 30 Apr. 1625) 30 Apr. 1625 – Olinda: Portuguese: -16 Feb. 1630 to ...

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America. Portuguese Colonial Remains 16th-18th centuries

Forte de Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat, Salvador (Bahia). Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. PORTUGUESE COLONIAL REMAINS ...

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America. Dutch Colonial Remains 16th-18th centuries

Fort Orange, Itamaracá. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. BRAZIL Dutch surnames. ...

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List of Danish colonial forts and possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini DANISH COLONIAL SETTLEMENTS ASIA INDIA: Tranquebar (Dansborg castle): Danish: 1620-May 1801 English: (May 1801-Aug. 1802) Danish: Aug. 1802-1808 English: (1808-20 Sep. 1815) Danish: 20 Sep. 1815-7 Nov. 1845 English occupation: (7 Nov. 1845- 1947) (U. B. J. p 41, 44) (H.F. p 298) Pipely (Pipli): factory 1625- abandoned before 1643 (U. B. J. p 28) Masulipatam: factory 1626 -abandoned before 1643 (U. ...

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America. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. DUTCH EMPIRE: AMERICA NORTH AMERICA – Various Authors, “The Colonial History of New York under the Dutch”, CD-Rom in 5 volumes. Includes: “Narratives of New Netherland” (Jameson), “History of New Netherland” (O’Callaghan), “History of New York” (Brodhead) and also includes Cadwallader Colden and four Munsell tracts, edited by O’Callaghan. – ...

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America. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: AMERICA NORTH AMERICA: – Silva, Manuel Luciano da, “Portuguese Pilgrims and Dighton Rock” 100 pp. Nelson D. Martins Editor, 1971, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA This book deals with the inscriptions of Dighton Rock. Index: Portuguese pilgrims and Dighton Rock; the known world in 1415; Prince Henry’s school of ...

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