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The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire. It existed for almost six centuries, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Portuguese Macau to China in 1999.

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What happened where in 1541? (Portuguese in the Horn of Africa)

Was trying to check the following description from the introduction to a board game: In 1541, Portuguese soldiers [...] slipped into the port of Massawa [and] join[ed] the Christian forces. At the ...