Diogo Lopes de Sequeira

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 (aged 65)
Alandroal, Kingdom of Portugal
Nationality Portuguese

D.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


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

Further reading

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