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hormoz island in persian GulF

hormoz island in persian GulF

in 1506 Afonso de Albuquerque, Duke of Goa who was a Portuguese general and a “great conqueror,” discovered the Persian Gulf on his way to the Portuguese colonies in Asia. In 1516 he came back and conquered the Hormoz Island and built a strong fortress for his troops in the island. Followed by several attacks of Afonso to Hormoz Island an agreement was signed between Iran and Portugal that made Hormoz the official colony of Portugal. Many more fortresses were made in Qeshm, and other islands. In 1623 Shah Abbas’s military, with the help of British troop took back the island from Portuguese and in 1660 after 150 years of dominating over Persian Gulf their period came to an end in the region.

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