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Albuquerque

Albuquerque (1509-1515)

Albuquerque was the second viceroy of the Portuguese in India.

He was a great conqueror. He built a fort at Cochin. He conquered and annexed Goa in 1510.

He also onquered Malacca and Ormuz.

He appointed Portuguese officers in the administration. Hindus were welcomed into various branches of administration.

Marriages of the Portuguese with Indian women were also encouraged by him.

He was a great man and also called the founder of the Portuguese Empire in India.

He was died in 1515 and buried at Goa.