Diogo Lopes de Sequeira

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 was planning his assassination. This gave Afonso de Albuquerque the opportunity to embark upon his expedition of conquests.

Diogo Lopes de Sequeira
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Retrato de Diogo Lopes de Sequeira. In Ásia portuguesa de Manuel de Faria e Sousa. Lisboa 1666
Captain-major of Portuguese Gold Coast
In office
MonarchManuel I of Portugal
Preceded byFernão Lopes Correia
Succeeded byAntónio de Bobadilha
Governor of Portuguese India
In office
MonarchManuel I of Portugal
John III of Portugal
Preceded byLopo Soares de Albergaria
Succeeded byDuarte de Meneses
Personal details
Alandroal, Kingdom of Portugal
Died1530 (aged 65)
Alandroal, Kingdom of Portugal

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 alsoEdit


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

Further readingEdit

  • Ronald Bishop Smith, Diogo Lopes de Sequeira, "Diogo Lopes de Sequeira: Elements on His Office of Almotacé Mor", Silvas, 1975 (Inclui o texto de cinco cartas (Fev.1524-Dez.1524) trocadas entre o rei, D.João III e Diogo Lopes de Sequeira, regulador real de pesos, medidas e preços).
  • David B. Quinn, Cecil H. Clough, Paul Edward Hedley Hair, "The European outthrust and encounter",p. 97, Liverpool University Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-85323-229-2
  • Henry Morse Stephens, "Albuquerque", p. 97 - the conquest of Malacca
  • James Maxwell Anderson, "The history of Portugal", p. 72, conquest of the city of Malacca, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, ISBN 978-0-313-31106-2
  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam, "The Career and Legend of Vasco Da Gama", p. 300, Cambridge University Press, 1997
Preceded by
Lopo Soares de Albergaria
Governor of Portuguese India
1518 - 1522
Succeeded by
Duarte de Menezes