Portuguese Ceylon
Portuguese Ceylon (Portuguese: Ceilão Português) was a Portuguese territory in present-day Sri Lanka, representing a period in Sri Lankan history from 1505–1658. The Portuguese first encountered t...
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List of Captains of Ceilão
The following is a list of Portuguese captains of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1518, they had appointed a Captain to control the Portuguese occupied te...
List of Captain-majors of Ceilão
The following is a list of captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1551, they had appointed a Captains-major to control the Portuguese occupied ...
List of Governors of Ceilão
The following is a list of Portuguese governors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1594 they had appointed a governor to control the Portuguese occupied t...
List of Governors of Ceilão - Wikipedia
Francisco de Mello e Castro
Francisco de Mello e Castro was the 17th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Mello was appointed in 1653 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1655. He was succeeded by António de Sousa Co...
Jorge de Albuquerque
Jorge de Albuquerque was the 7th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Albuquerque was appointed in 1622 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1623. He was succeeded by Constantino de Sá de ...
Portuguese period in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Portuguese Ceylon (Portuguese: Ceilão Português) was a Portuguese territory in present-day Sri Lanka, representing a period in Sri Lankan history from 1505–1658. The Portuguese first encountered t...
Portuguese period in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - Wikipedia
Nuno Álvares Pereira (Governor)
Nuno Álvares Pereira was the 5th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Meneses was appointed in 1616 under Philip II of Portugal, he was Governor until 1618. He was succeeded by Constantino de Sá de Noron...
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List of Captains of Portuguese Ceylon
The following is a list of Portuguese captains of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1518, they had appointed a Captain to control the Portuguese occupied te...
Fernão Gomes de Lemos
Fernão Gomes de Lemos was the third and last Captain of Portuguese Ceylon. Lemos succeeded Lopo de Brito and was appointed in 1522 under John III of Portugal, he was Captain until 1524. In 1524 when h...
List of Captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon
The following is a list of captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1551, they had appointed a Captains-major to control the Portuguese occupied ...
Tombo (Registry)
The Tombo (Tamil: தோம்பு) was a land registry compiled by the Portuguese to provide a detailed statement of property ownership and tax obligations in Portuguese Ceylon. First compiled in 1615, the...
António Mascarenhas (Governor)
António Mascarenhas was the 14th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. Mascarenhas was appointed in 1638 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1640. He was succeeded by Filipe Mascarenhas.
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem
Manuel Mascarenhas Homem was twice Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. Homem was first appointed in 1614 under Philip II of Portugal as the governor, serving until 1616 and being succeeded by Nuno Álvares ...
Constantino de Sá de Noronha
Constantino de Sá de Noronha was the 6th and 8th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Noronha was first appointed in 1618 under Philip II of Portugal, he was Governor until 1622 and then in 1623 until 16...
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Lopo de Brito
Lopo de Brito was the second Captain of Portuguese Ceylon. Brito succeeded João da Silveira and was appointed in 1518 under Manuel I of Portugal, he was Captain until 1522. He was succeeded by Fernão ...
António de Sousa Coutinho
António de Sousa Coutinho was the 18th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. Coutinho was appointed in 1655 under John IV of Portugal, he was Governor until 1656. He was succeeded by António de Amaral de Men...
Filipe Mascarenhas
Filipe Mascarenhas was the 9th & 15th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. Mascarenhas was first appointed in 1630 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1631 and then in 1640 until 1645. H...
List of Governors of Portuguese Ceylon
The following is a list of Portuguese governors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1594 they had appointed a governor to control the Portuguese occupied t...
João da Silveira
João da Silveira (also known as João da Silva) was the first Captain of Portuguese Ceylon. Silveira was appointed in 1518 under Manuel I of Portugal. He was succeeded by Lopo de Brito.
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Diogo de Melo de Castro
Diogo de Melo de Castro was the 11th & 13th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Castro was first appointed in 1633 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1635 and then in 1636 until 163...
Lascarins
Lascarins (or Lascareen or Lascoreen or Lascarine) (Sinhala: ලස්කිරිඤ්ඤ laskirigngna) is a term used in Sri Lanka to identify indigenous soldiers who fought for the Portuguese during the Portugue...
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Jorge de Almeida
Jorge de Almeida was the 10th & 12th Governor of Portuguese Ceylon. de Almeida was first appointed in 1631 under Philip III of Portugal, he was Governor until 1633 and then in 1635 until 1636. He ...
Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom
The Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom occurred after Portuguese traders arrived at the rival Kotte Kingdom in the southwest of modern Sri Lanka in 1505. Many kings of Jaffna, such as Cankili ...
Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom - Wikipedia