Resource: Afonso de Albuquerque

Resource: Afonso de Albuquerque
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Afonso de Albuquerque established the 16th century Portuguese trading empire in India and established Portugal as a significant trading presence in the Indian Ocean. He was the first European to reach the spice islands in South-East Asia, and sent ships to establish trade with China. He laid the groundwork for Portugal’s strong position in trade with the East through into the 17th century.

This resource examines Albuquerque’s life and the significance of his achievements in the history of the region.
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