Vasco de Gama

A Portuguese Explorer

Bio & Exploration

Vasco de Gama was born in Sines in the southwest coast of Portugal. He sailed for Portugal from 1497-1524, and reached Calicut, India, as well as opened a sea route from Europe to the East, accomplishing his mission for what he originally sailed out for.


On his second voyage, Vasco da Gama inflicted acts of cruelty upon competing traders and local inhabitants, which sealed his notoriety in India.
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