Treaty of Tordesillas
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1 The Treaty of Tordesillas ([done 7 June 1494] in Davenport [ed] vol 1, 84) is an agreement (capitulación) between the monarchs of what was later called Spain, Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, on the one hand, and John II, King of Portugal, on the other. Under the Treaty, the parties agreed to establish a new demarcation line between their spheres of influence in the Atlantic, modifying previous lines drawn in earlier treaties, such as the Treaty between Spain and Portugal concluded at Alcaçovas ([done 4 September 1479] in Davenport [ed] vol 1,...