Vasco da Gama (Portuguese explorer)
Updated: 7/19/2020
Vasco da Gama (Portuguese explorer)
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This storyboard includes Vasco da Gama's lifetime biography, his achievements and about his death.

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  • Born on 1460 in Sines,Portugal. He is a Portuguese explorer. First European who went to India through the Cape of Good Hope at the southern end of Africa. Went to India three times by ship.
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Isabel Sodré (mother)
  • Estêvão da Gama (father)
  • 1.Linked Europe and Asia through an ocean route for the first time.2.Led the Portuguese expedition to India.3.First known European to visit Mombasa.4.First European to reach India by sea...
  • His initial voyage to India (1497–1499) was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient. This is widely considered a milestone in world history.
  • Lesson: Vasco da Gama
  • Da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India opened the way for an age of global imperialism and enabled the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire in Asia.
  • Social Studies
  • Vasco da Gama went on one last trip in 1524 to be the viceroy (governor) of Calicut, which was by that time a Portuguese colony. He died soon after he got there on Christmas Eve.
  • Vasco da Gama died on 24 December 1524 in Kochi, India due to Malaria.He was buried in Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal.
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