History of Goa

Year Place Significant Event in Goa Related World Events
-300 Goa Goa under Mauryan rule of Ashok the Great  
400 Goa Kadambas conquer Goa. Chandor capital of Bhoja King, Devaraja  
600 Goa Chalukyas conquer Tiswadi  
1327 Goa Kadambas surrender to Mohammed Bin Tughlak  
1460 Portugal   Prince Henry the Navigator dies
1469 Goa Bahamani King, Mohammed Shah, conquers Goa  
1498 Portugal   Vasco da Gama reaches India
1502 Portugal   Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India
1506 Spain   Birth of St. Francis Xavier
1510 Goa Afonso de Albuquerque overpowers forces of Yusuf Adil Shah  
1514 Goa Portuguese ward off attack by Ismail Adil Shah  
1524 Portugal   Vasco da Gama dies
1534 Goa Diu conquered by Portuguese  
1536 Portugal   Inquisition setup in Portugal
1539 Goa Bishopric of Goa Created  
1540 Rome   Society of Jesus formed
1540 Goa Persecution of Hindus and mass destruction of Hindu temples by Portuguese  
1542 Goa St. Francis Xavier arrives in India  
1542 Goa Jesuits arrive in India  
1552 China   St. Francis Xavier dies in China
1556 Goa "Conclusionnes Philosophicas" first book published in Goa.  
1557 China   Portugal take control of Macau
1560 Goa Inquisition established in Goa  
1561 Goa Occupation of Daman by Portuguese  
1567 Goa All non-Christian priests, teachers, and holy men ordered out of Goa by Ecclesiastical Council  
1570 Goa Goa under siege by Ismail Adil Shah's forces  
1580 Portugal   Portugal united with Spain
1603 Goa Goa blockaded by Dutch  
1622 Rome Pope Gregory XV canonizes St. Francis Xavier  
1651 Goa Birth of Father Joseph Vaz  
1653 Goa Mutiny led by Fr. Mateus de Castro to overthrow Portuguese rule  
1661 Bombay   Bombay given to British as part of dowry of Catherine of Braganza to Charles II of England
1683 Goa Attack on Goa by Marathas under Sambhaji  
1711 Ceylon   Father Joseph Vaz dies
1722 Goa Portuguese Treaty with the Maratha King Shahu  
1737 Goa Start of war with Marathas and Portuguese for Bassein  
1739 Goa Marathas attack Goa  
1741 Goa Marathas and Bhonsles defeated by Portuguese forces  
1759 Old Goa Viceroy takes up residence in Panaji  
1759 Goa Peace concluded with Marathas  
1763 Goa Ponda, Sanguem and Quepem added to Goa  
1764 Goa Canacona added to Goa  
1787 Goa Pinto families in Bardez conspire to overthrow Portuguese  
1797 Goa British blockade Goa  
1812 Goa Pernem added to Goa  
1812 Goa End of the Inquisition  
1813 Goa Representative sent to House of Representatives in Lisbon  
1813 Goa End of British blockade  
1843 Goa Panaji declared capital of Goa  
1852 Goa Uprising headed by Dipaji Rauji Sardesai  
1885 India   Indian National Congress established
1895 Goa Uprising headed by Dadaji Rauji Rane Sardesai, who was deported to Timor  
1900 Goa Start of O Heraldo, Goa's first daily paper  
1906 Timor   Dadaji Rauji Rane Sardesai dies in Timor
1910 Portugal   Proclamation of Portuguese Republic
1920 India   Mahatma Gandhi starts first civil disobedience campaign against the British.
1926 Portugal   Start of Salazar's rule
1946 Goa Satyagraha by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia  
1947 India   Union of India created

1954 Goa Liberation of Dadra  
1954 Goa Liberation of Nagar Haveli  
1961 Goa Liberation of Goa, and integration with India accomplished  
1963 Goa First election to House of Assembly  
1975 India   Sahitya Akademi recognizes Konkani as a modern Indian language
1987 Goa Goa attains Statehood  
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