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Vasco da Gama was born in 1460 in Sines, Portugal. He would die in 1524
In 1498 Vasco was the first person to sail to India from Europe. He did this by sailing around the Cape of Good Hope.
1492-Received a job sailing for King John II of Portugal
Sail for me! We need to capture French ships for revenge after they disrupted our trade.
I've made it to Lisbon and the Algarve region and seized the French ships.
Vasco did this for Portugal and it was a huge moment in the history of navigation.
On his 3rd trip to India Vasco became infected with malaria and died(1524).
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