Popular Resistance to the Portuguese Moluccas

The Portuguese first landed in Maluku in 1511. The next Portuguese arrival in 1513. However, Tertnate felt disadvantaged by the Portuguese because of their greed to obtain monopoly profits through the efforts of the spice trade.

In 1533, the Sultan of Ternate, Maluku calls upon all people to expel the Portuguese in the Moluccas. In 1570, the people of Ternate, which was led by Sultan Hairun can again take the fight against the Portuguese, but can be fooled by the Portuguese until it was killed in Fort Duurstede. Furthermore Baabullah led by the Sultan in 1574. Portuguese expelled who then lived on the island of Timor.


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