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Encyclopedia > Angra Pequeña

Angra Pequeña, Portuguese for "small cove", was discovered in 1487 on the west coast of Southern Africa by the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias. Events Richard Fox becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... Bartolomeu Dias turning the Cape of Good Hope Bartolomeu Dias (Anglicized: Bartholomew Diaz) (c. ...


In 1883, it was made into a trading station by German trader Adolf Lüderitz, who then renamed it to Lüderitz. Under the belief that Britain was about to claim the area as a British protectorate, Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, on the advice of Lüderitz, proclaimed a German protectorate over the station and the surrounding area on 7 August 1884. The location then became the base for Germany's conquest of what became German South West Africa, today known as Namibia. 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg (April 1, 1815 – July 30, 1898) was one of the most prominent European aristocrats and statesmen of the nineteenth century. ... Legal definition In international law, a protectorate is a state or territory controlled by a more powerful state. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Flag of German South West Africa German South-West Africa (German: Deutsch-Südwestafrika or DSWA) was a colony of Germany from 1884 to 1915, when it was taken over by South Africa and administered as South-West Africa, later becoming Namibia. ...


 
 

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