Kongo / Manikongo Nzinga a Nkuwu (King João I)

Kongo - Manikongo Nzinga a Nkuwu (King João I) (1470 - 1509)

João I of Kongo, alias Nzinga a Nkuwu or Nkuwu Nzinga, was ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo between 1470 and 1509. He was baptized as João on 3 May 1491 by Portuguese missionaries. Due to his interest in Portugal and its culture, he initiated a major cultural initiative in 1485 upon the arrival of Diogo Cão. It was under these conditions that the first Atlantic Creole emerged, forming in both Central Africa and in Portugal.

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Manikongo Nzinga a Nkuwu (King João I): Details
CountryKongo
From1470
To1509
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NameKongo
From1390
To1914
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