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  Daman and Diu :: Travel to Daman and Diu :: Daman and Diu Journey :: Daman and Diu Travel Guide
Daman and Diu (Portuguese: Damao e Diu) is a union territory in India.
Goa, Daman, and Diu were administered as part of a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory; each enclave constitutes one of the union territory's two districts.
From the 8th to13th century, Daman and Diu, which was a part of Goa was a stronghold of the Chowda Rajputs who were ousted by the Waghalas who in turn were expelled by Muslims in1330.
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  Battle of Diu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The naval Battle of Diu was a critical sea battle that took place on 3 February 1509 near Diu, India, between Portugal and a joint fleet of Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, Ottoman Empire, Calicut and the Sultan of Gujarat, with technical maritime assistance from the Republic of Venice and the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik)
Malik Aiyaz, Governor of Diu for the Sultan of Gujarat
In addition to enforcing Portuguese rule, the battle was undertaken to also avenge the defeat at the battle of Chaul in March 1508, where Dom Lourenço, son of the viceroy was killed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Diu   (1705 words)

  
 Daman and Diu: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Daman and Diu is a union territory (union territory: a union territory is an administrative division of india....
Goa, Daman, and Diu were occupied by the Republic of India on December 19, 1961; Portugal (Portugal: A republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)) did not recognize Indian rule in these territories until 1974.
Diu is an island lying off the south coast of Gujarat's Kathiawar (Kathiawar: kathiawar is a peninsula in western india....
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 Battle of Diu | Travel to India
The naval Battle of Diu was a critical sea battle that took place on 3 February 1509 near Diu, India, between Portugal and a joint fleet of Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, Ottoman Empire, Calicut and the Sultan of Gujarat, with technical maritime assistance from the Republic of Venice and the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik)
This battle is critical from a strategic perspective since it marks the beginning of the dominance of the Europeans in the Asian naval theatre, and a defeat for the then dominant power - the Ottoman Empire.
Malik Aiyaz, Governor of Diu for the Sultan of Gujarat
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 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Vietnam Bird Flu Puzzle Has Many Missing Pieces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Doctor Pham Van Diu, director of the Center of Preventive Medicine in Thai Binh, 68 miles southeast of Hanoi and the site of three bird flu "cluster" outbreaks this year, is in the front line of the battle.
Diu, who has worked in the Red River Delta province since 1984, seeing it safely through such scourges as bubonic plague, cholera, polio and dengue fever, admits he is perplexed.
Diu said last year 1.5 million birds were slaughtered in a cull of the sick.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/04/28/vietnam_bird_flu_puzzle_has_many_missing_pieces   (546 words)

  
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It’s number 23 on the author’s list, and interestingly the author interprets the battle not as a military victory for Hannibal, but as a political and social victory for the Romans and their allies, who galvanized by the defeat, ultimately forged the Roman Empire out of the ashes of their loss.
One such is the battle of Diu (Number six on the author’s list, in 1509 AD), wherein the Portuguese defeated a Turkish and Egyptian fleet on the Indian Ocean.
Battles described in the book have clear descriptions of the political events that lead to their engagement and why they were decisive.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/50battles_bookreview/page2.asp   (896 words)

  
 Dancing With Dolphins - The Age of Discoveries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The truth is that Meliqueaz’s decision to give battle in the interior harbour instead of the outer one or at sea was extremely favorable for the Portuguese, inasmuch as the main force of the enemy, with its smashing superiority in rowing-ships, was practically annulled.
Having avenged the death of his son, settled affairs in Diu, and arranged for the dispatch of two vessels with provisions for Socotorá, D. Francisco de Almeida, on the 12th of February, began with the remainder of the fleet the triumphal return to Cochim.
The battle of Diu, although overshadowed by the cruel treatment D. Francisco de Almeida inflicted on the Turkish prisoners, is, undoubtedly, the most important of all Portuguese Naval History and one of most important of World Naval History.
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 Diu information - Search.com
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Battle of Diu, a battle between the Portuguese naval forces and those of the Ottoman Turks/Sultan of Cairo at Daman and Diu in 1509
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 Battle of Sybota: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Battle of Sybota took place in 433 BC between Corcyra (Corcyra: corfu (ancient and modern greek, kerkyra,...
Both the Corinthians and Corcyraeans claimed victory, the Corinthians having won the first battle, and the Corcyraeans having avoided a Corinthian occupation of their island.
Soon after this battle, the Athenians and Corinthians fought again at the Battle of Potidaea (Battle of Potidaea: the battle of potidaea was, with the battle of sybota, one of the catalysts for the peloponnesian...
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 1119 Definition / 1119 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
August 20August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.
Henry I had to defend his holdings in Normandy several times and defeated a French invasion at the Battle of Bremule in 1119....
Battle of Ager SanguinisThe Battle of Ager Sanguinis, additionally known as the Battle of the Field of Blood or the Battle of Sarmada, took place between the Crusader Principality of Antioch and the Muslim ruler of Aleppo in 1119....
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 A Concise History of India, Chapter 3
The second battle of Tarai was a triumph of mobility over mass; the Ghurids used the classic Turkish tactic of feigning retreat, then used their arrows to cut down pursuing opponents.
The battle fought by the two over Delhi is unusual for using the most expensive ammunition of all time.
Timur reportedly ordered the execution of 50,000 captives before the battle of Delhi and afterwards took everything of value from the city, including any of the inhabitants who were still alive at that point.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /india/in03.html   (9056 words)

  
 Dimensions of National Security : The Maritime Aspect
Although this battle actually proved inconclusive, the subsequent departure of the Ottoman fleet under the Egyptian Admiral Mir Hussein led to Portuguese naval supremacy in India.
In the earlier battle off Cochin (1503), the Zamorin had superiority in naval strength but lacked an ocean-going navy and was, therefore, unable to destroy the enemy fleet.
In effect, the battle off Cochin and the engagement off Diu are the most significant events in Indian maritime history.
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 Bird Flu news roud-up in April of 2005
Doctor Pham Van Diu, director of the Centre of Preventive Medicine in Thai Binh, 110 km (68 miles) south-east of Hanoi and the site of three bird flu "cluster" outbreaks this year, is in the front line of the battle.
Diu, who has worked in the Red River Delta province since 1984, seeing it safely through such scourges as bubonic plague, cholera, polio and dengue fever, admits he is perplexed.
Diu said last year 1.5 million birds were slaughtered in a cull of the sick.
poultry.information.in.th /bird-flu-archive-2005-april.html   (8963 words)

  
 Battle ships to anchor at Diu for Khukri Memorial ceremony - India News - Webindia123.com
A special tribute ceremony in memory of the crew members of the Indian Naval Ship Khukri, who laid down their lives during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, will be held at the Memorial located at Diu on October 25 and 26.
INS Khukri was a Frigate of the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
She fell prey to three torpedoes fired at her by a Pakistani submarine on December 9, 1971, and sank 40 nautical miles off the coast of Diu, taking down with her a crew of 18 officers and 176 sailors.
news.webindia123.com /news/showdetails.asp?id=143456&cat=India   (393 words)

  
 West Bengal,Tour Guide to West Bengal,West Bengal Tourism, Holidays in West Bengal,Tourism Plan of West Bengal,
Here in the year 1757 a battle was fought between the British and the last Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
Siraj-ud-dula was killed and Mirzaffar became the Nawab.
A memorial was erected by Lord Curzon at the mango groves where the actual battle took place.
www.india-tourism.net /West-Bengal.htm   (2390 words)

  
 Chronology from 1501 to 1600
The Battle of Diu February 2 in the Indian Ocean has brought victory to Portugal’s Indian viceroy Francisco de Almeida, who destroys the Muslim fleet to establish Portuguese control over the spice trade.
The Battle of Flodden Field September 9 just south of the Scottish border ends in victory for an English army sent by Henry VIII under the earl of Surrey.
The bloody Battle of Uppsala April 6 (Good Friday) gives Christian a narrow victory over the Swedish patriots, the Danish fleet arrives in May, Christian lays siege to Stockholm, and Christina surrenders September 7 on the promise of a general amnesty.
www.b17.com /family/lwp/chronology/1501_1600.html   (8842 words)

  
 The Little Magazine - Conflict Amitav Ghosh
There were skirmishes and minor battles to be fought but for the most part, Babur was content to occupy himself in distributing the spoils to his followers and retainers and in making detailed observations of his new kingdom.
For the truth is that while Babur was fighting his epic battles in the Indo-Gangetic plain, the future of the sub-continent was being decided in a series of much smaller engagements on the west coast.
century was not Babur’s victory at Panipat (as I was taught in school and college) but rather the naval battle of Diu, fought in 1509, when a Portuguese fleet attacked and defeated the combined naval forces of the Muslim ruler of Gujarat, the Hindu king of Calicut and the Sultan of Egypt.
www.littlemag.com /2000/amitav2.htm   (3414 words)

  
 Ferdinand Magellan - Cebu Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was here that Magellan would also first experience battle: when a local king refused to pay tribute, Almeida's party attacked, conquering the Muslim city of Kilwa in present-day Tanzania.
He participated in the critical Battle of Diu during February, 1509.
In 1511, Magellan was sent to Morocco where he fought in the Battle of Azamor (August 28 and 29, 1513) and received a severe knee wound while fighting against the Moorish-Moroccan stronghold.
www.ngkhai.net /cebuwiki/index.php?title=Ferdinand_Magellan   (2693 words)

  
 A General History of the Near East, Chapter 13
The result was a crushing Safavid defeat at the battle of Chaldiran (1514), which happened because the Qizilbash refused to use firearms.
Late in 1516 he advanced into Syria and the Mameluke sultan, Qansuh al-Ghawri, came to meet him; at the battle of Marj Dabiq, north of Aleppo, the Mamelukes were decisively defeated and their sultan was killed.
The battle for Baghdad was his last great triumph, though the war continued for the rest of his reign and a decade beyond.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /neareast/ne13.html   (17140 words)

  
 1509 - Simple English Wikipedia
February 2 - Battle of Diu took place near Diu, India.
April 27 - Pope Julius II places Venice under interdict and excommunication for refusing to cede part of Romagna under Papal control
May 14 - Battle of Agnadello - French forces defeat the Venetians.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/1509   (162 words)

  
 Letters to the Editor
The battle of Al-Ksar Al-Kibir was fought and lost by the Portuguese in 1578, after which their independence was lost to the Spanish in the field of Alcantara, 1580.
The other erroneous information i gave was the date of the naval engagement between an english-dutch fleet and a portuguese one, off Ormuz, which was fought in 1624, two years after Shah Abbas’s conquest.
Galleys, vessels favoured by the fatimids and suited to mediterranean navigation, had low “calados” — i have to use the portuguese word indicating the part of the ship’s keel that’s above the water level, and so were more vulnerable to artillery fire.
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 diu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Probably the earliest depiction of Diu, from 1572; *a HUGE version of this image*
A copperplate engraving showing the harbour town at Diu in the province of Gujarat, north of Bombay, founded by the Portuguese explorer d'Acuña in 1537, whose medallion portrait appears above.
In the foreground is a sea battle in which the Sultan Badur is killed.
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 1882 Definition / 1882 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
June 30June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining.
Events 642 - Battle of Maserfeld - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia 1100 - Henry I crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey 1305 - William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, was captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
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 All Empires History Forum: Vasco De Gama vs Zheng He   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Asian battle ships including the Korean Kobukson are some of the most manuevrable ships around, the Ming fleet had paddlers, Europe did not have it until the late 18th century.
Their numbers are simply too limited to be of any effective challenge to the Ming fleet, and this has already been demonstrated by the very fact that the Ming have defeated them in battle.
They were defeated against a Ming fleet inferior to the time of Zheng He that was ten times their number but very little superiority in the number of men.
www.allempires.com /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2130&PN=1   (1750 words)

  
 Books of interest to seniors, historical books for seniors, gifts, products, for baby boomers, seniors, senior citizens ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
What makes a battle important is not the number of people engaged or killed or the amount of territory involved.
Here are 50 of the most important battles, ranked in the order of their importance, with a compelling explanation of why they were important.
Others may be less familiar, like the naval battle at Diu, on the Indian Coast, which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, or Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.
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 History of Madeira & Portugal
Battle of Ourique, and immediately after was proclaimed king by his soldiers.
The battle of Diu, the Portuguese fleet crushed the Egyptian-Gujerati fleet.
The red is the symbol of the courage and the blood that Portuguese soldiers spilled on the battle field.
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 courtiercavallo
As Machiavelli writes in his account of the battle: "the enemy army pressed Castellina so that the inhabitants, despairing of help, surrendered after they had withstood the siege for forty days" (8.12).
Venice had, in fact, been seeking to expand inland over the course of the previous century; and although they had enlarged their territory to some extent, their unbridled ambition s had been regularly checked by their neighbors.
By contrast, these sounds stem from a battle which took place the previous winter and take Pantagruel and his companions quite by surprise (4.55-56).
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 The Philippines: a beautiful country - Ferdindand Magellan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, after secretly sailing a ship east without permission, he lost his command and was forced to return to Portugal.
Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan, against indigenous forces led by Lapu-Lapu, on April 27, 1521.
Enrique was indentured by Magellan during his earlier voyages to Malacca, and was at his side during the battles in Africa, during Magellan's disgrace at the King's court in Portugal, and during Magellan's successful raising of a fleet.
www.philippinepics.com /history/ferdindand_magellan.html   (2552 words)

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