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Bombay (now Mumbai) acquired by the English originally belonged to the:
1. Portuguese
2. Dutch
3. Danes
4. French

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Portuguese

The correct answer is Portuguese.

  • King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza in 1661.
  • King "Charles II" was given a huge dowry by the Portuguese as a marriage treaty.
  • Portugal handed over the city of Bombay to Charles II as a part of that dowry.
  • Portugal handed the city on 3rd July 1661.
  • England acquired the 7 Islands of Bombay and Catherine's dowry of Tangier.

  • From 1649 to 1651, Charles II was King of Scotland.
  • He was also the king of England and Ireland.
  • The marriage treaty was signed on 23 June 1661.

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