1578 - 1578-1580

The death of King Dom Sebastião and the philippine domination

The death of King Dom Sebastião at the battle of Alcácer-Quibir, in North Africa, caused a crisis of succession in Portugal.
In 1581, King Filipe II of Spain was acclaimed in the Cortes of Tomar as King Filipe I of Portugal.


Image caption
Alcácer-Quibir Battle (1578), Ponta da Bandeira Fort Museum, Lagos, Portugal. Representation published by Miguel Leitão de Andrade in “Miscelânea” (1629)
Image extracted from “Wikipédia – Batalha de Alcácer-Quibir”