Vasco da gama's uncle, vicente sodré, ignored advice from the locals about impending strong winds marine archaeologists think they've discovered a lost portuguese ship from explorer vasco da gama's fleet off the coast of present-day oman, more than 500 years after it sank in a deadly storm. Vasco da gama (1460 or 1469-1524) was a portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the age of discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from europe to india on da gama's first voyage, in 1497, he led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from lisbon. Vasco da gama was the first portugal explorer who discovered a sea route to india so the correct option is a due to treacherous currents his fleet arrived at cape of good hope from there he headed towards the africa's coastline and reached with the hep of a local navigator he crossed indian ocean. The portuguese nobleman vasco da gama (1460-1524) sailed from lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach india and open a sea route from europe to the east da gama received a hero's welcome back in portugal, and was sent on a second expedition to india in 1502, during which he brutally clashed.
Vasco da gama was a portuguese explorer who was commander of the rst ships to sail from europe to india vasco da gama was born da gama left calicut in august 1498 his expedition beat all expectations after he brought in cargo that was worth 60 times more than the cost of the expedition. Portuguese explorer vasco da gama was commissioned by the portuguese king to find a maritime route to the east he was the first person to sail directly from europe to india explorer vasco da gama was born in sines, portugal, around 1460. Vasco da gama was an explorer because his father was doing the same exploration but he died even before he could finish it for which vasco da gama could finish vasco de gamma, a portuguese explorer, was the first explorer to sail around the southern tip of africa in order to find a route to aisa.
Vasco de gama was an explorer of portuguese ancestry he was born in sinnes, portugal in 1460, the son of an explorer, and died of the expedition was a success in that the ships reached india, but they had little to trade so were forced to return to portugal a journey which proved to be problematic. Vasco da gama timeline timeline description: vasco da gama was a portuguese explorer and navigator who traveled to the east during europe's period of intense exploration between 1420 and 1580 ce portugal emerged as an early leader in european exploration, searching for trade routes to. Photograph - photograph description vasco da gama (1460-1524), portuguese explorer in 1497, da gama was sent by prince manuel of portugal to in spring 1498 he arrived in india, and in doing so found a trade route which helped make portugal a world power and which opened up the indian. Introduction vasco da gama was a portuguese explorer who sailed to india from europe gold, spices, and other riches were valuable in biography early life vasco da gama's exact birthdate and place is unknown it is believed he was born between 1460 and 1469 in sines, portugal1 he was the.
No description 1539 the remains of vasco da gama were returned to portugal for the burial on july 8, 1497, vasco da gama set sail for india king john iii named vasco da gama a portuguese viceory in 1524 he died in cochin, india in the same year. Vasco da gama (1460-1524) was a portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from portugal to the east da gama rounded africa's cape of good hope on november 22, and continued on to india after many stops in africa, and problems with muslim traders who did not want. Vasco da gama was a portuguese explorer who is famous for being the first european to reach india by sea thus establishing a maritime route between europe and asia his discovery had far reaching consequences not only giving a huge boost to the economy of his country through trade but also. Explorer vasco da gama was born into a noble and humble family he was the third son of his father estevao da gama, a fortress commander in his once he was older, vasco da gama joined the portuguese navy where he learned to navigate he established himself as a sailor by 1492 when. 3 vasco da gama (1460-1524) was a portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from portugal to the east here were descriptions of its ghastly traces: skin black as ink, ulcers, difficult respiration, rictus of the limbs, teeth falling out and, perhaps most revolting of all, a strange plethora of.
Vasco da gama was born in 1460 to a wealthy portuguese family in sines, portugal vasco's father was also an explorer and was supposed to make the epic journey from portugal to india that would eventually make his son famous he died, however, before he could successfully complete the journey. Vasco da gama this portuguese explorer was born about 1460 in sines, germany, just south of moscow although his father and grandfather were soldiers, vasco's first love was the sea he could be found at an early age sailing on a variety of fishing boats thus, he learned how to navigate and. Description da gama's father estavao was also an explorer he was to have made the sea voyage from portugal to india that eventually made his son famous, but the elder da gama died before slide 4 vasco da gama sailed from lisbon, portugal, on july 8, 1497, heading to the east. The explorations and accomplishments of vasco da gama changed portugal from a poor nation to one of the world's greatest powers his persona and exploits distinguished him as an influential pioneer who helped shape portugal as a nation for the next 100 years.
Includes bibliographical references (p 62) and index setting sail -- nation of seafarers -- along the coast of africa -- around the cape of good hope -- voyage of vasco da gama -- riches of the indies discusses the travels of vasco da gama and other portuguese explorers who helped establish an. The wreck is believed to be that of the esmeralda, which was part of a fleet led by legendary portuguese explorer vasco da gama during his second voyage to india their conclusion is based on extraordinary artifacts that include a portuguese coin minted for trade with india (one of only two. During portuguese explorer vasco da gama's first historic journey to india in 1498, he observed that there were italian mercenaries in the employ of ferdinand magellan, a portuguese explorer working for the spanish crown, led an expedition in 1519-1522 which became the first to sail from the. Vasco da gama was a portuguese governor and one of the best-known explorers in the time today known as age of discovery his most notable discovery happened during his 1497-1499 expedition where he successfully found sea route to india circumventing the african continent.