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" The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. "
The Historical Works of William Robertson: With an Account of His Life and ... - Pagina 484
door William Robertson - 1813
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Works, Volume 6

William Robertson - 1825
...who inherited the enterprising genius of his predecessors, persisted in their grand scheme of opening a passage to the East Indies by the cape of -Good Hope, and, soon after his accession to the throne, equipped a squadron for that important voyage. He gave...
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 4

1827
...doctrine. i.The portraits of Christopher Columbus, and of Vasco de Gama, who immortalized himself by the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, offer the same conformation. Regnard had from infancy an ardent desire to travel ; and the following...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the ...

William Robertson - 1829 - 610 pagina’s
...league of Cambray, but the revenues as weil as vigour of the state were exhausted by their extraordbnary and long-continued efforts in their own defence ;...place. Their endeavours to prevent the Portuguese Irom establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting the Solda ns of Egypt, and the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 39

1829
...effect on, of the invention of printing, ibid.— its spirit of inquiry and enterprise urged on by the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and of the existence of the continent of America, 478 — effect of the rise and progress of the reformation...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 22

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...scarcely possible to resist them. What contributed also greatly to the decline of the republic was the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, in 1497. To this time the greatest part of the East India goods imported into Europe passed through...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V: With a View of Progress ...

William Robertson - 1830 - 610 pagina’s
...of Venice, which, at the beginning of the sixteenth century, had appeared so formidable, that almost all the potentates of Europe united in a confederacy...themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting (he Soldans of Egypt, and the Ottoman monarchs, to turn their arms against such dangerous intruders,...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 8

1832
...after 6. Sept. I, 1503.— Return of Vasco de Gama to Lisbon. VASCO de Gama immortabzed himself, by a discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. Don kananuel, King of Portugal, sent him to India in the year 1493, upon a voyage of discovery. He...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V: With a View of the ...

William Robertson - 1836 - 643 pagina’s
...but the revenues as well as vigour of the state were exhausted by their extraordi VOL II.— 63 nary and long-continued efforts in their own defence ;...place. Their endeavours to prevent the Portuguese trom establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting the Soldans of Egypt, and the...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V: With a View of the ...

William Robertson - 1836 - 643 pagina’s
...consequences to their republic, which the sagacity of the Venetian senate foresaw on the first discovery of ut passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope,...place. Their endeavours to prevent the Portuguese Irom establishing themselves in the East indies, not only by exciting the Soldons of Eg) -pi, and the...
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The Naturalist's Library, Volume 5

William Jardine - 1836
...by the Dutch when they landed on the Isle of France, at that time uninhabited, immediately after the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. It was of a large size and singular form ; its wings short, like those of an Ostrich, and wholly incapable...
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