Portuguese conquest of Goa

The Portuguese conquest of Goa occurred when the governor Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city in 1510 from Adil Shahis. The Ilhas de Goa of what would become Portuguese India, was not among the cities Albuquerque had received orders to conquer, he did so after he was offered the support and guidance of Timoji and his troops. He was given orders by the Kingdom of Portugal to capture Hormuz, Aden, and Malacca only.[6]

Conquest of Goa

Map of Goa, in Linschoten's Itineraries, ca. 1590
DateNovember 25, 1510[1]
Result Portuguese victory
Conquest of Goa by the Portuguese
Portuguese Empire
Vijayanagara Empire
Bijapur Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Afonso de Albuquerque
Yusuf Adil Shah
Ismail Adil Shah
Pulad Khan
Rassul Khan
First attack:
1,600 Portuguese[2]
220 Malabarese[2]
3,000 combat slaves[2]
23 ships
2,000 men of Timoji
Second attack
1,680 Portuguese
34 ships[3]
First attack:
over 40,000 men[1]

Second attack
8–10,000 men
200 cannon[4]
Casualties and losses
First attack
200 Portuguese dead[5]
Second attack
50 dead
300 wounded
First attack
Second attack
over 6,800 dead

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