Malacca in History

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - Penang - Sabah - Sarawak

Historical Events


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1511-07-25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • 1511-08-10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • 1511-08-24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1640-08-03 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malacca
  • 1641-01-14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1752-01-03 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
  • 1867-04-01 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies
  • 1946-04-01 The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca

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1948-02-01 Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 1955-08-01 Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government