History of Portugal

Portuguese Conquest of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
1510 Nov 25

Portuguese Conquest of Goa

Goa, India

The Portuguese conquest of Goa occurred when the governor Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city in 1510 from the Adil Shahis. Goa, which became the capital of the Portuguese East Indies and Portuguese Indian territories such as Bom Baim, was not among the places Albuquerque was supposed to conquer. He did so after he was offered the support and guidance of Timoji and his troops. Albuquerque had been given orders by Manuel I of Portugal to capture Hormuz, Aden and Malacca only.