Uruguay Colonial Records

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Spain Colonization (1624-1811)[edit | edit source]

The first Spanish permanent settlement on the territory of present-day Uruguay was founded in 1624. War against Spanish rule began in early 1811 and the Spanish were defeated on 18 May 1811. [1]

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Portugal Colonization (1680-1811)[edit | edit source]

The Portuguese established their first settlement in present-day Uruguay across from Buenos Aires in 1680. British pressure forced the Portuguese to withdraw from Uruguay in late 1811. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Uruguay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Uruguay#Colonization, accessed 5 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Uruguay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Uruguay#Colonization, accessed 5 November 2020.