Lourenço de Almeida

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Lourenço de Almeida

Birthdate: (58)
Death: March 1508 (54-62)
Batalha de Chaul, Chaul, Índia (Em guerra)
Immediate Family:

Son of Francisco de Almeida, 1° vice-rei da Índia and Brites Pereira
Brother of Leonor de Almeida
Half brother of Susana de Almeida

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About Lourenço de Almeida


Lourenço de Almeida (c.1480 - March 1508[1]) was a Portuguese explorer and military commander.

He was born in Martim, Kingdom of Portugal, the son of Francisco de Almeida, first viceroy of Portuguese India. Acting under his father, Lourenço distinguished himself in the Indian Ocean, and made Ceylon (present Sri Lanka) tributary to Portugal (see Portuguese Ceylon). He belonged to the Order of Christ.

He made the first Portuguese voyage to Ceylon in 1505 and established a settlement there, thus permitting the expansion of the Portuguese Empire in Asia.

He defeated the fleet of the samorin at the Battle of Cannanore in 1506. Two years later however, he died in a naval action off Chaul, in India, at the Battle of Chaul.

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Lourenço de Almeida's Timeline

March 1508
Age 58
Chaul, Índia