LIMA, Dom Diogo de
Governor of Kochi.
Son of Dom João de Lima, 2nd Viscount of Vila Nova de Cerveira, and of Dona Catarina de Ataíde. He married Dona Catarina da Rosa, daughter of Diogo or António Fernandes, and was the father of four by her. His third child was Dom Francisco de Lima, governor of Goa. He was appointed for the captaincy of Kochi in 1520, and should have participated in that year?s armada as captain of a ship, but for unknown reasons he only joined the following year?s fleet, in the company of his cousin, D. João de Lima, who had been granted the captaincy of Calicut.
DINIZ, Sofia e CARVALHO, Patrícia, ?Os Limas e a Política de D. Manuel I?, in A Alta Nobreza e a Fundação do Estado da Índia, org. João Paulo Oliveira e Costa e Vítor Luís Gaspar Rodrigues, Lisboa, CHAM/IICT/UNL, 2004, pp. 259-277. DINIZ, Sofia, ?D. Francisco de Lima, Capitão de Goa?, in A Nobreza e a Expansão: estudos biográficos, coord. João Paulo Oliveira e Costa, Cascais, Patrimónia, 2000, 298-315.
Author: Sofia Diniz
Translated by: Leonor Sampaio da Silva