Portugal defeats the Moslem princes of north-west India

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Historical Context Note

Francisco d'Almeida, the Portuguese viceroy of the Indies, defeats the Moslem princes of north-west India at the battle of Diu (Gujarat). His victories drive the Ottomans and Egyptians to retreat from India, ensuring Portugal a virtual trade monopoly in the Indian Ocean until the 17th century.

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Editors. "Portugal defeats the Moslem princes of north-west India". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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