Quick Answer: Who was the real founder of Portuguese power in India?

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
Personal details
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.

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