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Azemmour or Azamor is a Moroccan city, on the left margin of Morbea river, 75km southwest of Casablanca. Casablanca from space Hassan II Mosque A view on the Boulevard de Paris in central Casablanca Parc de la Ligue Arabe Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, transliterated ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʼ) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Although it was dependent of the King of Fez, Azemmour had great autonomy. In 1486 its inhabitants became vassals and tributaries of John II of Portugal. Manuel I of Portugal cofirmed the treaty in 1497 and the city payed 10.000 savéis every year. Later, unrest started to grow and thus Manuel sent a small fleet commanded by João de Meneses to conquer the city in 1508. However, in 1513 the Amemmour's governor Muley Zayam, refused to pay the tribute and "ringed the city with a powerful, well-equipped army. Manuel I of Portugal responded to the challenge by sending the largest seaborne force ever to sail for his kingdom: five hundred ships, fifteen-thousand soldiers, the entire military might of his small nation" (Bergreen, 19). James, Duke of Braganza led this army and on September 1 the army conquered the city with no resistance from its inhabitants. Ferdinand Magellan, the famed man to lead the first-ever circumnavigation of the earth, was among the Portuguese soldiers there and lost his horse there to skirmishes outside the city. However, Portuguese control of the city occured just for a small period as in 1541 it was abandoned due to economical difficulties by John III of Portugal. This article is about the city Fes in Morocco. ... Events Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan dies of poisoning. ... João II of Portugal (English: John II), the Perfect Prince (Port. ... Manuel I of Portugal (Archaic Portuguese: Manoel I, English: Emanuel I), the Fortunate (Port. ... Events May 10 - Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World. ... Events February - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor attacks Venice June 6 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three year truce and cede several territories to Venice December 10 - League of Cambrai formed as an alliance against Venice between... Events January 20 - Christian II becomes King of Denmark and Norway. ... The Duchy of Bragança or Braganza is one of the most important titles of the Portuguese Royal Family. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Ferdinand Magellan (Spring 1480 – April 27, 1521; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães; Spanish: Fernando or Hernando de Magallanes) was a Portuguese sea explorer who sailed for both Portugal and Spain. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... This is a current Biography collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ...


Sources Cited: Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World. New York: Perennial, 2003.


 
 

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