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Quick History-Kongo - Kingdom of Kongo Quick History 1482 Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao visits the kingdom impressing manikongo with Portuguese

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Kingdom of Kongo Quick History 1482 Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao visits the kingdom, impressing manikongo with Portuguese culture 1483 – Portuguese merchants establish diplomatic relationship with kings 1484 Portuguese alliance with Kongo kingdom. Provide advisors, support 1491 – Portuguese missionaries, soldiers, and artisans are welcomed at Mbanza Portugal and Jesuit missionaries developed friendly relations with bakongo people, especially rulers. Ruler – Nzinga Mbemba (1506 – 43?) – converted to Christianity, adopted the name Afonso I. Sought to convert his subjects Consequences of Portuguese arrival Alliance with Portuguese- allowed land and trading privileges Growth stimulated by new Portuguese contributions to ruling class – goods but also services (teachers, artisans, lawyers, and priests) With the aid of Portuguese mercenaries and firearms Afonso extends and consolidates his influence over the region More dates
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUMN 007 taught by Professor Blyden during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Quick History-Kongo - Kingdom of Kongo Quick History 1482 Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao visits the kingdom impressing manikongo with Portuguese

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