Lopo Vaz de Sampaio

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Lopo Vaz de Sampaio
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Governor of Portuguese India
In office
MonarchJohn III of Portugal
Preceded byHenrique de Meneses
Succeeded byNuno da Cunha
Personal details
Bornc. 1480
Carrazeda de Ansiães, Kingdom of Portugal
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal

Lopo Vaz de Sampaio was the 6th Governor of Portuguese India from 1526 to 1529. He was also the captain of Vasco da Gama, a famous Portuguese explorer. During 1528–29, Lopo Vaz de Sampaio seized the fort of Mahim from the Gujarat Sultanate, when the King was at war with Nizam-ul-mulk, the emperor of Chaul, a town south of Bombay.