Vasco da Gama
By: Liv McClintock
Vasco da Gama's Early Life
Explorer Vasco da Gama was born into a noble family around 1460 in Sines, Portugal. there is not a lot of information about his child hood except that he was the third son of Estêvão da Gama, who was the leader of the fortress in Sines in the southwestern pocket of Portugal. When he had come to the appropriate age, young Vasco da Gama joined the navy, where he was taught how to navigate. he lived from 1460 CE to 1524 CE.
Vasco da Gama was the first explorer to find a sea route directly from Europe to Asia.