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Lourenço de Almeida (died 1508), son of Francisco de Almeida, acting under him, distinguished himself in the Indian Oceanmarker, and made Ceylonmarker (present Sri Lankamarker) tributary to Portugalmarker (see Portuguese Ceylonmarker). He belonged to the Order of Christ.

He made the first Portuguese voyage to Sri Lanka in 1505 and established a settlement there, thus permitting the expansion of the Portuguese Empire in Asia.

He died in a naval action off Calicutmarker, in Indiamarker (see Portuguese Indiamarker).


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