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Columbus mention[edit]

why there isn't any reference to Columbus? He was portuguese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.246.22.38 (talk) 13:05, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Celestial Navigation[edit]

The article uses "celestial navigation" as one of its headings, yet it never actually goes into any detail. You just say that ships used this, this, and this when they were sailing and because the tools all used cosmic bodies you just used it as the heading. there needs to be detailed information on how celestial navigation occurred if you're going to use it as a heading. There is mention of the ephemerides,but you don't say anything about the quadrant, astrolabe, nocturnal, or any of the other instruments. Casini1 (talk) 15:43, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Theory of Portuguese in Australia[edit]

There is an entire page now devoted to the contentious topic of the Theory of Portuguese discovery of Australia. I'm of the view the 1520 and 1522 entries now listed here are pretty misleading, although they may appeal to nationalistic sentiment. I havent made any contributions to this page though, so am raising it as a courtesy before sticking my foot in.--Nickm57 (talk) 06:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

The Discovery of the Southern and Austral "Island of Gold", the "Land of Gold" by the expedition of Diogo Pacheco in 1520 is also described by the historian and chronicler Manuel de Faria e Sousa (1590-1649), as previously by Barros, chronicler and historian (1496-1570). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.113.163.75 (talk) 12:09, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

So...are you going going to write an article on Pacheco? There is already a page on Manuel de Faria e SousaNickm57 (talk) 13:02, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

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אא== Portuguese monarchy ==

The inclusion of the template "Portuguese Monarchy" as the leading image of Portuguese discoveries makes no sense. That is why I have removed it once more. It would be perfectly all right in a text devoted to the Portuguese monarchy or royal family, but it is obviously not suited to this particular article or to any other not directly concerned with the subject. As is the addition strongly looks like a political POV. Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:52, 5 But also if it makes no sense then there may not be an explanation for why the royal family may or may not have made a diary. If the royal family may have then we have not found it by now, obviously. But if they did not then we have no chance of finding proof besides the artifacts that something we assume may have happened. So there for we do not know how much we are missing or if the royal family AFTER PRINCE HENRY THE NAVIIGATOR wrote a diary or not that contains the current event of that century or time period. אלאסעא