Vasco da Gama explored the eastern coast of Africa, South Africa and the Indian coast. Gama's first voyage was significant because it led to the discovery of a trade route that circumvented the African continent. Gama's ... More »

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who developed a sea route from Europe to India by sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, on the southern tip of Africa. Da Gama eventually served as the Portuguese viceroy in India. More »

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Vasco da Gama, a Portugese explorer, sailed to India. He landed in Calicut on May 20, 1498. He was the first person to reach India from Europe by sea, and charted the first ocean route between Asia and Europe. His discov... More »

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who developed a sea route from Europe to India by sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, on the southern tip of Africa. Da Gama eventually served as the Portuguese viceroy in India. More »

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Vasco da Gama, a Portugese explorer, sailed to India. He landed in Calicut on May 20, 1498. He was the first person to reach India from Europe by sea, and charted the first ocean route between Asia and Europe. His discov... More »

Vasco de Gama, a Portuguese explorer, was the first European to sail to India. He succeeded where Christopher Columbus had failed, establishing a profitable link of sea trade. His two voyages to India were instrumental i... More »

Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528) was a Florentine explorer who mapped the North American coast. In 1524, he sailed from France towards the American continent intending to eventually reach Asia. Although several Europea... More »