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Vasco Da Gama
Updated: 1/21/2020
Vasco Da Gama
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  • 1497
  • Vasco Da Gama, a Portuguese explorer, decided to go on a voyage to India. He was the first European to reach India through the Atlantic Ocean.
  • He rounded the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. He then sailed to Maldini, East Africa.
  • With the help of an Indian Merchant, he then set off across the Indian Ocean
  • Da Gama wasn't greeted warmly by the Muslim merchants in Calicut, India. He had to fight his way back home.
  • 1499
  • 1502
  • Da Gama sent ships back to Calicut to overcome the inhabitants. He succeeded.
  • 1524
  • Vasco Da Gama was sent as a viceroy to India. Unfortunately, he soon fell ill and died.
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