Portuguese Nagasaki Timeline

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  • 1543
    Three Portuguese mariners accidentally land in Japan, the first Europeans to do so.
  • 1571 - 1639
    The Portuguese control the port of Nagasaki in Japan.
  • c. 1571
    The Japanese daimyo Omura Sumitada grants the Portuguese control of Nagasaki.
  • Dec 1637 - Apr 1638
    The Shimabara Uprising in Japan which the shogunate blames on Christians, leading to an expulsion of all Europeans.
  • 1640
    A Portuguese embassy to negotiate a reopening of trade with Japan is unsuccessful and its members are executed.