Alex Albuquerque (1841 - 1912)

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Birthplace: Pezar
Death: Died
Occupation: Founded oldest tile factory in Mangalore in 1868
Managed by: Vijay D'Silva
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About Alex Albuquerque

4.7 Alex Albuquerque is probably the most famous member of the Albuquerque family - because the tile factory he founded in 1868 is the oldest in existence in Mangalore; though his elder brother Pascal founded a factory the same year, it was sold by his descendants who moved to other parts of India. In fact Alex is something of a legend; it is said that he came from Pezar with nothing, learnt the art of tile-manufacturing from Europeans in the business, and then started on his own. This is almost certainly an exaggeration; the fact that Alex married into the Vas Naik family of Falnir well before he founded his tile factory in 1868 implies that he was already reasonably well-to-do. Alex had two children by his first wife Isabella Vas, the first born before he founded his tile factory. He had another 8 children by Joanna Silva.

Business surpassed all expectations and production nearly equalled that of JH Morgan & Sons and of Commonwealth Tile Works, the largest and most successful tile manufacturers on the West Coast

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Alex Albuquerque's Timeline

December 24, 1841
Age 33
September 27, 1876
Age 34
December 23, 1878
Age 36