Francisco de Almeida

1450 - 1510

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Dom Francisco de Almeida (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku ðɨ alˈmɐjðɐ]), also known as the Great Dom Francisco (c. 1450 – 1 March 1510), was a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer. He distinguished himself as a counsellor to King John II of Portugal and later in the wars against the Moors and in the conquest of Granada in 1492. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco de Almeida has received more than 441,052 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Francisco de Almeida is the 2,852nd most popular politician (up from 3,546th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Portugal (up from 81st in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Portuguese Politician.

Francisco de Almeida was the first viceroy of India, and is most famous for his role in the Portuguese conquest of Goa.

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Among politicians, Francisco de Almeida ranks 2,852 out of 19,576Before him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Gerard de Ridefort, Vuk Branković, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Netjerkare Siptah, and Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick. After him are Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases, Charles the Younger, Canute Lavard, Alfonso III of Aragon, Vukašin of Serbia, and Zhang Xueliang.

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Among people born in 1450, Francisco de Almeida ranks 11Before him are Luca Signorelli, Yejong of Joseon, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Diogo Dias, and Martin Schongauer. After him are Marko Marulić, Gerard David, Veit Stoss, Ravidas, Zagan Pasha, and Heinrich Isaac. Among people deceased in 1510, Francisco de Almeida ranks 6Before him are Sandro Botticelli, Giorgione, Muhammad Shaybani, Bianca Maria Sforza, and Catherine Cornaro. After him are Juan de la Cosa, Mihnea cel Rău, Giovanni Sforza, Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg, Sidonie of Poděbrady, and Catherine of Genoa.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Francisco de Almeida ranks 72 out of 633Before him are Manoel de Oliveira (1908), Jorge Sampaio (1939), John of God (1495), Maria João Pires (1944), Catherine of Braganza (1638), and Barbara of Portugal (1711). After him are Uriel da Costa (1585), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), Diego Columbus (1479), Marcelo Caetano (1906), Isaac Abarbanel (1437), and Constance of Aragon (1179).

Among POLITICIANS In Portugal

Among politicians born in Portugal, Francisco de Almeida ranks 42Before him are José Manuel Barroso (1956), Aníbal Cavaco Silva (1939), Viriathus (-180), Jorge Sampaio (1939), Catherine of Braganza (1638), and Barbara of Portugal (1711). After him are Sancho II of Portugal (1209), Marcelo Caetano (1906), Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397), Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Theresa, Countess of Portugal (1080), and António Costa (1961).