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Vasco da Gama was born in 1460 or 1469 in the town of Sines, one of the few seaports on the Alentejo coast, southwest Portugal, probably in a house near the church of Nossa Senhora das Salas. Vasco da Gama's father was Estêvão da Gama, who had served in the 1460s as a knight of the household of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu.


Did you know? By the time Vasco da Gama returned from his first voyage to India in 1499, he had spent more than two years away from home, including 300 days at sea, and had traveled some 24,000 miles.


Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. This feature focuses on the first, as it was during this expedition that Vasco da Gama's crew landed in South Africa. The reason for putting "discovery" in inverted commas is because the land was not, as so many explorers argue, discovered by them.


The work celebrates the discovery of a sea route to India by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. King Manuel did not share that opinion. Keeping the D. João II plan, he went ahead to equip the ships and chose Vasco da Gama as the leader of this expedition and the captain of the armada.


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Vasco da Gama (1460 - 1524) was a Portuguese explorer. He led the first expedition that traveled from Europe to India by sailing around Africa. Where did Vasco da Gama grow up? Vasco da Gama was born in a small coastal town in Portugal named Sines. His father was a knight and an explorer. He ...


Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered a sea route to India in 1497-1498. Actually, an unnamed Indian navigator he hired in Kenya directed the journey from the east coast of Africa to what is now Kozhikode, India.


Vasco da Gama: Vasco da Gama, Portuguese navigator whose voyages to India in the late 15th and early 16th centuries opened up the sea route from western Europe to the East by way of the Cape of Good Hope. Learn more about da Gama’s life, voyages, and achievements in this article.


The ship lead by the Vasco da Gama expedition to discover the maritime path to west India was the "Saint Gabriel" and the one lead by his brother "Paulo da Gama" was called the "Saint Raphael ...


Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July ...