Portuguese Goa


Goa, located on the west coast of India, was a Portuguese colony from 1510 to 1961. The small coastal area was conquered by Afonso de Albuquerque (c. 1453-1515) and became an important trade hub for the Eastern spice trade. Goa was the capital of the entire Portuguese Empire east of the Cape of Good Hope for 450 years.

More about: Portuguese Goa


  • 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.