Vasco Da Gama

European Explorer

About Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama's biggest accomplishment was traveling to India from all the way around Africa. His accomplishment led to his fame.

Vasco's Early Life

Vasco Da Gama was born 1460 in Sines, Portugal. During Vasco childhood his dad was a knight and explorer. Vasco always wanted to follow his fathers footsteps.

Why Vasco Explored

When Vasco grew older he was sent by the king of Portugal to go to India to trade for spice.

Discoveries During Exploration

In July of 1497 Vasco was sent to India with four ships. It took about a year to get to India for spices.


In 1524 on the 3rd voyage Vasco died of Malaria. He changed the world by being the first to travel India from Portugal by sailing around Africa.
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