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LISBON PORTUGAL HISTORY - LISBON HISTORY PORTUGAL

Lisbon History PortugalLisbon History - From the very beginning Lisbon showed great strength as a city destined for greatest. There were obstacles and devastating natural disasters that hit the area, but Lisbon rebuilt, stood strong and is now standing firm in its resilience.

Since 1260 Lisbon has been the Capital of Portugal.

In 1290 the University of Lisbon was founded.

Many people came to the land to call it their home and over the next number of years and it continued to prosper. The city of Lisbon had reached its prosperity during the 16th century when the Portugese Empire was in rule. It was at this time that the city was robust.

In the year 1531 on January 26 total devastation shook the city. An earthquake hit the area and it killed thousands. It took long for the city to rebuild itself but it did and it went on to prosper again.

In the year 1755 on November 1 yet another earthquake hit the city of Lisbon. This was a very strong and devastating earthquake and with its ferocity it caused a monstrous loss of life and killed 90,000 people in its wake. 85% of the city was completely destroyed by this earthquake. It took many years for the city to rebuild itself again.

On Octover 2 – 5, 1910 there was a republican revolt in Lisbon that lasted a long time..

Now the City of Lisbon is the wealthiest in Portugal. This is a city that is mainly service oriented. It does a tremendous business in tourism due to the wonderful architecture, scenery and interesting cutlural exhibits. Many people call Lisbon their home and many more travel to visit and experience all it has to offer. You will see why the ones who live their love their home and why travelers by the millions come from all over the world to visit its lands over and over again. It is a beautiful city, the city on the seven hills, the city of Lisbon.

 

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