Category:Afonso de Albuquerque

This blow to Portuguese invincibility was enormous, but the upside was that Albuquerque was now in undisputed command.

The mission returned without an agreement, but diplomatic gifts were exchanged, including an Indian rhinoceros. Almeida's object was to develop trade and aid the allies of the Portuguese. Typographia Rollandiana. The island yielded to him without resistance, and it remained in the possession of the Portuguese until Angelo Fort in Cannanore. There was one gap in the Portuguese master plan - the Red Sea trade route to Egypt.

Previous Afonso VI. In company with his kinsman Dom Francisco da Alameda, he sailed round the Cape of Good Hope to India , and succeeded in establishing the king of Cochin securely on his throne, obtaining in return for this service permission to build a Portuguese fort at Cochin, and thus laying the foundation of his country's empire in the East.

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The Portuguese garrison consisted of 5. Afonso made his mark under the stern John II, and won military campaigns in Africa and the Mediterranean sea, yet Asia is where he would make his greatest impact. There were also the offers from the Kingdom of Siam Thailand to the King of Portugal and all his own fortune.

When King Manuel I of Portugal was enthroned, he showed some reticence towards Afonso, a close friend of his dreaded predecessor and seventeen years his senior.

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He legitimized the boy in February The final yearsBy agreement with the Shah of Persia, the Portuguese were able to complete the fortifications at Ormuz. Retrieved from http: Suma Oriental of Tome Pires — 2 Vols. The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: Manuel, o primeiro deste nome. His Lordship. After a false start towards the Red Sea, they sailed to the Strait of Malacca.

Retrieved 23 August In , Afonso was celebrated by Fernando Pessoa in Mensagem , a symbolist epic. The Gulf During the Medieval Period. Views View Edit History. On 10 September , Afonso sailed from Cochin to Goa with fourteen ships carrying 1, soldiers. Afonso de Albuquerque - Lion of the Seas. He accordingly laid siege to Aden in , but was repulsed; and a voyage into the Red Sea, the first ever made by a European fleet, led to no substantial results.

Afonso de Albuquerque

As the Portuguese withdrew with their loot they were overwhelmed by the army of Calicut and Portuguese were killed and seriously wounded. Four captains thereupon deserted with their ships and, reduced to two ships, Albuquerque had no alternative but to withdraw.

He was educated in the Palace of the King D. Albuquerque planned to use Goa as a naval base against the Muslims, and as a port for the spice trade and for the supply of Persian horses to the Hindu princes.