Afonso de Albuquerque

1453 - 1515

Afonso de Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque, Duke of Goa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu ði aɫβuˈkɛɾk(ɨ)]; c. 1453 – 16 December 1515) (also spelled Aphonso or Alfonso) was a Portuguese general, admiral, and statesman. He served as Governor 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.Afonso 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 677,712 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 53 out of 559Before him are Edward the Black Prince, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Philip the Bold, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Märtha of Sweden. After him are Robert Guiscard, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Marie Thérèse of France, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.

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Among people born in 1453, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 1After him are Giuliano de' Medici, Simonetta Vespucci, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Clarice Orsini, Andreas Palaiologos, and Margaret of Foix. Among people deceased in 1515, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 2Before him is Louis XII of France. After him are Meñli I Giray, Aldus Manutius, Alonso de Ojeda, Bartholomew Columbus, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Mariotto Albertinelli, Pietro Lombardo, Abraham Zacuto, Giovanni Giocondo, and Barbara Zápolya.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 23 out of 370Before him are John II of Portugal (1455), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), John I of Portugal (1358), José Mourinho (1963), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), and Afonso V of Portugal (1432). After him are Isabella of Portugal (1503), John III of Portugal (1502), Peter I of Portugal (1320), Manuel II of Portugal (1889), Amália Rodrigues (1920), and António Egas Moniz (1874).

Among NOBLEMEN In Portugal

Among noblemen born in Portugal, Afonso de Albuquerque ranks 1After him are Miguel I of Portugal (1802), Afonso, Prince of Portugal (1475), and Ferdinand the Holy Prince (1402).