Vasco da Gama
-Father was also an explorer sent out to find a new route Asia by going around Africa, so they could trade with Asia easier and could get goods and other items easier.
-Task of finding new route to Asia was passed on to Vasco when he was 28 after his father passed away.
Motivation For Exploration
-This task was first given to his father, at the age of 28 it was passed on to Vasco.
-His first voyage/crew left on June 8th 1497, it was a success.
Other Important Info and Facts
-After his first voyage he married his wife Catarina d'Atayde and had 6 children over the time span of several years (1499-1502)