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1921 (in the year) The birth of Eduardo Duarte Vieira, the first African Bahá'í martyr, is born in Portuguese Guinea. Portuguese Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Eduardo Duarte Vieira; martyr; Guinea Bissau
1953 9 Sep José (d. 1985) and Hilda (née Summers) Xavier Rodrigues, a Portuguese-English couple, arrive in Bissau from Portugal as the first Bahá’í pioneers to Portuguese Guinea (Guinea Bissau) and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:455] Bissau; Portuguese Guinea (Guinea Bissau) José Xavier Rodrigues; Hilda (née Summers) Xavier Rodrigues; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
1966 11 Mar Eduardo Duarte Vieira is arrested in Portuguese Guinea on a charge of subversive political activity following a period of increasing pressure and harassment instigated by the clergy. He had been detained, maltreated and brutally beaten on several occasions since becoming a Bahá’í. [BW14:390] Portuguese Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Eduardo Duarte Vieira; religious persecution
1989 Apr The first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Guinea-Bissau was formed. [PH73; AWH62] Guinea-Bissau NSA
1989 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Guinea-Bissau is formed. [AWH62; BINS199:1, 4] Guinea-Bissau NSA
1996 Feb By this date, approximately 1,250 people have enrolled in the Bahá'í Faith in Guinea-Bissau as a result of the Luz Local Teaching Project and the William Sears project. [BINS356:8] Guinea-Bissau; Africa Teaching projects
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