Notes: The Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvarez Cabral established the first European (Portuguese) factory at Calicut, India. He was known to discover Brazil on his way to India in 1500 AD.
At which place did the Portuguese established their Centre?
✔Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama arrived at Calicut an important sea port located on the South-West India on May 20, 1498 AD. ✔With establishment of trade links, Calicut, Cannanore and Cochin emerged the significant Portuguese centers in India.
Which are the cities where the Portuguese first established their trading Centre?
1503 AD: The Portuguese had established their first fort in Cochin in India. 1505 AD: Francisco de Almeida was appointed Viceroy of India, on the condition that he would set up four forts on the south western Indian coast: at Anjediva Island, Cannanore, Cochin and Quilon.
Why did Portuguese fail in India?
The religious policy of the Portuguese was also responsible for their ruin. The establishment of the Mughal Empire was also partly responsible for the downfall of the Portuguese in India. … The result was that by slow degrees the Portuguese Empire in India disappeared.
Who ruled India before Portuguese?
|East India Company||1612–1757|
|British rule in Portuguese India||1797–1813|
|British rule in Burma||1824–1948|
|British rule in the Maldives||1887–1965|
When did Dutch leave India?
This was a major defeat of a European power in India and marked beginning of the end of the Dutch Influence. Following the corruption and bankruptcy, the Dutch East India Company was formally dissolved in 1800. The Dutch influence from India had finished long ago but they were dominant in Indonesia.