The largest city of New Mexico, in the central part of the state on the upper Rio Grande. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, it grew as a health resort and the seat of the University of New Mexico (established 1889).
(place) City in central N.Mex.
(person) 1453-1515; Port. navigator: established Port. colonies in the East.
Origin of albuquerque
From SpanishAlburquerque (“a town in Spain”), after Spanish viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque (1619–1676).
Albuquerque Sentence Examples
Canby, and occupied Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
In a more noble fashion the Crusade survived in the minds of the navigators; "Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Albuquerque, and many others dreamed, and not insincerely, that they were labouring for the deliverance of the Holy Land, and they bore the Cross on their breasts."
In 1508 the Portuguese under Albuquerque seized most of the east coast of Oman.
In 1506 Hormuz was taken by Albuquerque, and Muscat and the coast of Oman (q.v.) were occupied by the Portuguese till 1650.
Aleixo de Menezes, a veteran who had served under Albuquerque.