April 22 1529 – The Treaty of Zaragoza Divides the World Between Spain and Portugal for Good

April 22 1529 – The Treaty of Zaragoza Divides the World Between Spain and Portugal for GoodRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Thirty-five years after the Treaty of Tordesillas created a boundary in the New World for Spanish and Portuguese explorers, the Treaty of Zaragoza completed the worldwide division of Iberian colonial interests on April 22, 1529. By settling a decade-long dispute over who would control the trade and settlement in eastern Asia, King John III of Portugal and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, King of Spain, created a pattern for conquering the planet outside of Europe. When Christopher Columbus reached Hispaniola in 1492 and claimed it for Spain, […]