Born: Sines, Portugal Died: December 24, 1524, Kochi, India, Nationality: Portuguese, Buried: 1880, Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal, Children:Cristóvão da Gama, Estêvão da Gama, Álvaro d'Ataide Da Gama, Isabel Candida De Mato, Dom Francisco da Gama, Padro da Silva da Gama.Ship: São Gabriel
Vasco Da Gama was born into a noble family around 1460 in Sines, Portugal. He was the third son of Estêvão da Gama, who was commander of frotress in Sines in southwestern pocket of Portugul. When he was old enough, young Vasco Da gama joined the navy where he was taught navigating. He was known as a tough and fearless navigator, he solidified his reputation as a reputable sailor when, in 1492, King John II of Portugul dispatched him to the south of Lisbon and then to Algarve region of the country, to sieve French ships as an act of vengeance against the French government for disrupting Portuguese.
Vasco Da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and first European to voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by reach India by sea. His initial voyage to india was the first link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient.
There is a crater named Vasco da Gama on the Moon.His fleet on the second voyage consisted of 20 armed ships.He had six sons and one daughter.
Vasco Da Gama: In 1497, explorer Vasco da Gama was commissioned by the Portuguese king to find a maritime route to the East. His success in doing so proved to be one of the more instrumental moments in the history of navigation. He subsequently made two other voyages to India, and was appointed as Portuguese viceroy in India in 1524.