Tag Archives: Burgos

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Georges Bizet Menuet & Farandole/L’Arlésienne, suite nr. 2 – DR Symfoniorkestret – de Burgos

Georges Bizet (1838-1875) L’Arlésienne, suite nr. 2 (1872): Menuet og Farandole – Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos


Enhanced by Zemanta

Today in History: The Treaty of Tordesillas (June 7, 1494)

The Treaty of Tordesillas (June 7, 1494)
Front page of the Treaty

Front page of the Treaty
Created 7 June 1494 in Tordesillas, Spain
Ratified 2 July 1494 in Spain
5 September 1494 in Portugal
Location Archivo General de Indias (Spain)
Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (Portugal)
Authors Pope Alexander VI
Signatories Ferdinand II of Aragon
John II of Portugal
Purpose To divide trading and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands between Spain and Portugal to the exclusion of other European nations

The Treaty of Tordesillas (Portuguese: Tratado de Tordesilhas, Spanish: Tratado de Tordesillas), signed at Tordesillas (now in Valladolid province, Spain), 7 June 1494, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal along a meridian 370 Castillian leagues (approximately 2,061 kilometres (1,281 mi)) west of the Cape Verde islands (off the west coast of Africa). Continue reading