Portuguese Goa Timeline

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  • 1510 - 1961
    Goa on the west coast of india is a Portuguese colony.
  • 1510
    Afonso de Albuquerque conquers Goa in India for Portugal.
  • 1530
    Portuguese Goa replaces Cochin as the capital of the Estado da India.
  • 1538
    Portuguese Goa has its first bishop appointed.
  • 1560 - 1774
    The Inquistion is imposed in Portuguese Goa.
  • 1560
    Portuguese Goa has it first archbishop appointed.
  • 1603
    Dutch forces attack Portuguese Goa.
  • 1610
    Dutch forces once again attack Portuguese Goa.
  • 1638 - 1644
    Dutch forces attempt to blockade Portuguese Goa.
  • 1656 - 1663
    Dutch forces attempt to blockade Portuguese Goa for a second time. The blockade ends with a peace treaty.
  • 1799 - 1815
    Portuguese Goa is occupied by the British during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1961
    Portuguese Goa is invaded by the Indian military.
  • 1987
    Goa officially becomes a state within the Republic of India.