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Who among the following was the first Portuguese viceroy of India?
1. Lopo Soares de Albergaria
2. Francisco de Almeida
3. Duarte de Menezes
4. Alfonso de Albuquerque

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Francisco de Almeida

The correct answer is Francisco de Almeida.

  • The Portuguese king Manuel I made him viceroy of the newly conquered territories of India in March 1505.
  • Almeida was made Viceroy because of his achievement in the wars against the Moors.
  • Vasco de Gama was to first Portuguese to arrive in India, on May 20, 1498.

  • Vasco De Gama landed at Calicut, Kerela.
  • The First Viceroy of British India was Lord Canning.
  • Governor-General of India was renamed Viceroy in Government of India Act 1858.
  • Lopo Soares de Albergaria - 3rd Portuguese Governor in India.
  • Alfonso de Albuquerque - Governor of India from 1509 to 1515, expanded Portuguese administration in India.

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