Afonso de Albuquerque
Afonso de Albuquerque, 1st Duke of Goa (Portuguese: [ɐˈfõsu ði alβuˈkɛɾkɨ]; c. 1453 – 16 December 1515) was a Portuguese general, admiral, and statesman. He served as viceroy of Portuguese India from 1509 to 1515, during which he expanded Portuguese influence across the Indian Ocean and built a reputation as a fierce and skilled military commander.
- I then burnt the city and put everything to sword, and for days continuously the people shed blood. Wherever they were found and caught, no life was spared to any Musalman, and their mosques were filled up and set on fire. We counted 6,000 dead bodies. It was, my Lord, a great deed, well fought and well finished.
- Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese Governor of Goa (1509-1515), describing the take-over of the port-city to King of Portugal Rao, R.P., Portuguese Rule In Goa, Asia Publishing House, 1963. 30 quoted from Jain, M. (editor) (2011). The India they saw: Foreign accounts. New Delhi: Ocean Books. Volume III Chapter 14
- I leave no town or building of the Mussalmans. Those who are taken alive, I order them to be roasted…
- Afonso de Albuquerque to King of Portugal on treatment of Muslims in conquered areas Rao, R.P., Portuguese Rule In Goa, Asia Publishing House, 1963. 44 quoted from Jain, M. (editor) (2011). The India they saw: Foreign accounts. New Delhi: Ocean Books. Volume III Chapter 14