Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama

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  • I accept, with honor and promise to come back with glory
  • I am King Manuel I of Portugal and I declare an expedition to India
  • A new land!
  • Finally...!
  • Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese nobleman was sent on an expedition by King Manuel I who also funded his expedition. 
  • Short and Long Term Consequences
  • Vasco da Gama was the first person to reach India sailing by the African coast. 
  • Long and Short Term Consequences
  • On July 8th, 1497 Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon to India
  • Sources
  • Elevated the status of Portugal as a major player in world tradeand finding a new trade route
  • "His image in the eyes of Indians, in particular, was that of a savage, greedy man who exploited the peoples of East Africa and India in order to plunder their wealth" and many Africans died fighting against him.
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