Portuguese Angola Timeline

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  • 1571
    Foundation of the colony of Portuguese Angola.
  • 1575
    The Crown appoints a governor of Portuguese Angola.
  • 1576
    Luanda on the coast of Portuguese Angola is founded. It will be the capital and a major hub of the Atlantic slave trade.
  • 1621
    The Portuguese, with help from the Jaga, force the king of Ndongo to flee his kingdom in Portuguese Angola.
  • 1641
    A Dutch force takes over Luanda, capital of Portuguese Angola.
  • 1648
    A military froce from Portuguese Brazil recaptures Luanda, the capital of Portuguese Angola, from Dutch control.
  • 1665
    An alliance of Angolan tribes and the Portuguese defeat the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbwila.
  • 1670
    A Portuguese force is defeated by the Kingdom of Kongo at Soyo.
  • 1676
    The first bishop is appointed at Luanda, capital of Portuguese Angola.
  • 1683
    A peace treaty is agreed between the Portuguese and the Matamba kingdom in Portuguese Angola. This ends the Angolan Wars.
  • 1853
    Brazil porhibits the importation of slaves, ending the slave trade from Portuguese Angola.
  • 1902 - 1915
    A series of rebellions within Portuguese Angola are put down.
  • 1951
    Angola becomes an Overseas Province of Portugal.
  • 1975
    Angola gains independence from Portugal.