Lourenço de Almeida
|Occupation||Explorer, military commander|
Lourenço de Almeida (c.1480 - March 1508) was a Portuguese explorer and military commander.
He was born in Martim, Kingdom of Portugal, the son of Francisco de Almeida, first viceroy of Portuguese India. Acting under his father, Lourenço distinguished himself in the Indian Ocean, and made Ceylon (present Sri Lanka) tributary to Portugal (see Portuguese Ceylon). He belonged to the Order of Christ.
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