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Diogo Lopes de Sequeira
Governor Lopo Soares de Albergaria, in Ásia Portuguesa of Manuel de Faria e Sousa
Captain-major of Portuguese Gold Coast

In office
1503? – 1506?
Monarch Manuel I of Portugal
Preceded by Fernão Lopes Correia
Succeeded by António de Bobadilha
Governor of Portuguese India

In office
Monarch Manuel I of Portugal
John III of Portugal
Preceded by Lopo Soares de Albergaria
Succeeded by Duarte de Meneses
Personal details
Born 1465
Alandroal, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 1530
Alandroal, Kingdom of Portugal
Nationality Portuguese

Diogo Lopes de Sequeira (1465–1530) was a Portuguese fidalgo, sent to analyze the trade potential in Madagascar and Malacca, he arrived at Malacca on 11 September 1509. He left the next year when he discovered that Sultan Mahmud Shah, the local leader, was devising his assassination. This gave Afonso de Albuquerque the opportunity to embark upon his expeditions of conquests. Sequeira was subsequently made governor of Portuguese India (1518–1522), and in 1520 led a military campaign into the Red Sea which hastened the first legitimate Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Haywood, John (2002). Historical Atlas of the Early Modern World 1492-1783. Barnes & Noble Books. ISBN 0-7607-3204-3. 

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Ronald Bishop Smith, Diogo Lopes de Sequeira, "Diogo Lopes de Sequeira: Elements on His Office of Almotacé Mor", Silvas, 1975 (Inclui o texto de cinco cartas (Fev.1524-Dez.1524) trocadas entre o rei, D.João III e Diogo Lopes de Sequeira, regulador real de pesos, medidas e preços).
  • David B. Quinn, Cecil H. Clough, Paul Edward Hedley Hair, "The European outthrust and encounter",p. 97, Liverpool University Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-85323-229-2
  • Henry Morse Stephens, "Albuquerque", p. 97 - the conquest of Malacca
  • James Maxwell Anderson, "The history of Portugal", p. 72, conquest of the city of Malacca, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, ISBN 978-0-313-31106-2
  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam, "The Career and Legend of Vasco Da Gama", p. 300, Cambridge University Press, 1997

Preceded by
Lopo Soares de Albergaria
Governor of Portuguese India
1518 - 1522
Succeeded by
Duarte de Menezes

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