Afonso de Albuquerque

1453 - 1515

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Afonso de Albuquerque, 1st Duke of Goa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu ði aɫβuˈkɛɾk(ɨ)]; (c. 1453 – 16 December 1515) was a Portuguese general, admiral, and statesman. He served as viceroy of Portuguese India from 1509 to 1515, during which he expanded Portuguese influence across the Indian Ocean and built a reputation as a fierce and skilled military commander.Albuquerque advanced the three-fold Portuguese grand scheme of combating Islam, spreading Christianity, and securing the trade of spices by establishing a Portuguese Asian empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Afonso de Albuquerque has received more than 909,876 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Afonso de Albuquerque is the 66th most popular nobleman (down from 54th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Nobleman.

Albuquerque was a Portuguese explorer who conquered the city of Malacca in 1511. He also conquered the city of Goa in India in 1510.

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Among noblemen, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 66 out of 843Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Olga of Kiev, Empress Matilda, Jeanne d'Albret, Philip the Bold, and Albert I of Germany. After him are Princess Märtha of Sweden, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Ramesses V.

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Among people born in 1453, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 2Before him is Giuliano de' Medici. After him are Simonetta Vespucci, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Clarice Orsini, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Andreas Palaiologos, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and Margaret of Foix. Among people deceased in 1515, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 2Before him is Louis XII of France. After him are Aldus Manutius, Meñli I Giray, Alonso de Ojeda, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Bartholomew Columbus, Mariotto Albertinelli, Abraham Zacuto, Pietro Lombardo, Barbara Zápolya, and Giovanni Giocondo.

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Among people born in Portugal, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 18 out of 479Before him are Afonso I of Portugal (1109), Pope Damasus I (305), Pope John XXI (1215), Luís de Camões (1524), Isabella of Portugal (1503), and John II of Portugal (1455). After him are John I of Portugal (1358), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), Afonso V of Portugal (1432), John III of Portugal (1502), and Pedro I of Brazil (1798).

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