Vieyra sentence example

vieyra
  • Joao Fernandes Vieyra, a native of Madeira, organized the insurrection which broke out in 1645.
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  • In 1654 their capital and last stronghold fell into the hands of Vieyra.
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  • The Brazilian Company founded by Vieyra, which so materially contributed to preserve its South American possessions to Portugal, had been abolished in 1721 by John V.; but such an instrument being well suited to the bold spirit of Pombal, he established a chartered company again in 1755, to trade exclusively with Maranhao and Para; and in 1759, in spite of the remonstrance of the British Factory at Lisbon, formed another company for Parahyba and Pernambuco.
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