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John II

(1455—1495)


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(1455–95)

King of Portugal (1481–95). He destroyed his rival, the Duke of Braganza in 1483, and crushed a conspiracy led by his brother‐in‐law in 1484. He sponsored African and American exploration, and negotiated the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the lands of the New World between Spain and Portugal.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — World History.


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