Martim Afonso de Castro

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Martim Afonso de Castro
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Martim Afonso de Castro in Ásia Portuguesa of Manuel de Faria e Sousa, 1675.
Viceroy of Portuguese India
In office
1605–1607
Monarch Sebastian of Portugal
Preceded by Aires de Saldanha
Succeeded by Aleixo de Meneses
Personal details
Born 1560 (1560)
Kingdom of Portugal
Died June 3, 1607(1607-06-03) (aged 46–47)
Portuguese Malacca
Nationality Portuguese
Military service
Allegiance Portuguese Empire
Battles/wars

Dutch-Portuguese War

Martim Afonso de Castro (died June 3, 1607 in Malacca) was a Portuguese Viceroy of India. He commanded the Portuguese Navy in the Battle of Cape Rachado, fought over the present day Malaccan exclave of Tanjung Tuan in 1606.[1][2]

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