1640 - 1640

The Recovery of Portugal

The Recovery of Independence was a historical process that made it possible to restore portuguese autonomy after sixty years of Iberian Union (1580-1640).
1st December is a national holiday in Portugal.


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“COROAÇÃO DE D. JOÃO IV” (1908). Painting of Veloso Salgado (1864-1945). Oil on canvas (325 x 285 cm). Militar Museum (Restoration Room), Lisbon
Image extracted from “Wikipédia – Restauração da Independência”