Alfonso de Albuquerque laid the foundation for the Portuguese in India. He replaced Almeida as a governor in the year 1509 AD. In the year 1510 AD, he captured Goa from the Sultan of Bijapur. Alfonso de Albuquerque was considered as a real founder of the Portuguese power in India.
Who is the real founder of Portuguese in India?
Afonso de Albuquerque
|His Lordship Afonso de Albuquerque|
|Succeeded by||Lopo Soares de Albergaria|
|Born||Afonso de Albuquerque c. 1453 Alhandra, Kingdom of Portugal|
|Died||16 December 1515 (aged c. 62) Goa, Portuguese India|
Who first came to India?
Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.