Portuguese Tangier
Tânger Portuguesa (Portuguese)
طنجة البرتغالية (Arabic)
1471–1661
Flag of Portuguese Tangier
Flag
Map of Tangier
Map of Tangier
StatusTerritory of the Portuguese Empire
CapitalTangier
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Sunni Islam (Majority)
History 
1471
• Given to England as dowry
1661
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Wattasid Sultanate
English Tangier
Today part ofMorocco

Portuguese Tangier (Arabic: طنجة البرتغالية; Portuguese: Tânger Portuguesa) covers the period of Portuguese rule over Tangier, today a city in Morocco. The territory was ruled by the Kingdom of Portugal from 1471–1661.

History

Before Portugal succeeded in capturing the territory, Portugal failed to capture Tangier in 1437, 1458, and 1464[1] but captured it in 1471 following the Conquest of Asilah.[2] The Portuguese built multiple European-style houses during this period.[3] The Wattasids then attempted to invade it in 1508, 1511 and 1515 without success.

In 1661, Tangier was given to England as dowry of Charles II of England when he married Catherine of Braganza, beginning the Battle of Tangier between England and Moroccan forces, eventually ending with Moroccan victory.

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