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Afonso de Albuquerque

By Haley and Zechariah

zech montera

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Afonso de Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque 1453-1515 Afonso was a Portugese soldier who came from a family of admirals and secretaries to the king. He sailed to India through the Cape of Good Hope for the first time in 1503 to protect the ruler of Cochin. In 1505, he appointed Fransisco de Almeida as first governor of India. He did this to help the trading routes for the Portugese. In 1507, he took the island of Hormuz. He attempted to build a fort there, but his men abandoned him.
He is famous because he helped find the Portugese Empire in the East, he was a great admiral, and he was a strategist that had ambition similar to Alexander the Great.
Conquered some of the middle east such as Mecca and Jerusalem. He planned to destroy Cairo but never had the chance to.
His goal was to gain control over all the main maritime trade routes in the East. In 1515, he left to return to the island of Hormuz. On his way, he fell ill and died at sea.
Quiz Questions 1. When did Albequerque first sail to India? 2. What was his main goal? 3. How did he die?
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