Vasco da Gama

Vasco de Gama was a Portuguese explorer who was the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to the East Indies (India) in 1497. He was governor of Portuguese India in 1524.

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Are vasco da gama and vasco nunez balboa cousins?

no they are not in any way related

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What were Vasco Da Gama's Major Accomplishments?

Vasco Da Gama Found a route from Portugal east to India by going around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa. He set up trade in India and eventually became the Portuguese Viceroy in India.

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Who discovered India?

No one discovered India.. the civilization is one of the oldest history has ever seen.

Vasco da Gama discovered a sea route to India in order to boost trade in 1492.

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Where can you find information about 18th century sea routes and sailing times?

OK, be prepared to do alot of research.

1. check the newspapers of the time they will have info about what ships are leaving and comming in and most importantly WHERE they have come from.ie; " Today the Vanilla arrived from England by way of America, south America." as you can see these are short. one line nuggets of info, but if you are dilligent you can get the "by way of's" together and form a mental cruse from poit A to B. Times may not be included as ships will come and go with the tides.

2. next you find navigational charts. modern one are ok as long as they have wind directions, and sea currents. KNOW the time of year as well, remember if the north Atlantic is "warm" in July, cape horn is miserable.

3. ships tend to wreck in the same places during good weather so in finding sites of 18th century ship wrecks one can see or pick out a probable route.

4. remember this stuff only applies to ships and routes during PEACE. warships are out completely as printed information from the day is usuially false. During war civillian ships were targets of privateers. so they might choose a diffrent or unusuial way from A to B. BUT we are creatures of habit and the sea is dangerious so us sailors stick to KNOWN, SAFE,& FAST routes.

good luck

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What is Vasco da Gama known for traveling?

Vasco da Gama (c. 1469-1524) was a Portuguese navigator widely credited with being the first person to travel by sea to India establishing a new trade route that would aide in establishing Portugal as a dominant player in trade at the time. He was the first navigator to establish the route from Portugal around the bottom of Africa to India.

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What were the results of vasco da gama's exploration?

Vasco Da Gama on his first voyage, when he got to India, he bought spices and silk cloth. These things were proof that there were great treasures in India for people to discover.

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What was the lifespan of vasco da gama?

1460 to 1524

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Da gama sailed for the king of?

He sailed for King Manoel of Portugal who also funded it.

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John cabots unfavorable qualities?

an explorer" i guess"

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When did Vasco da Gama reach India?

Pussycats🙀

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Who was Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama (c. 1469-1524) was a Portuguese navigator widely credited with being the first person to travel by sea to India establishing a new trade route that would aide in establishing Portugal to become a dominant player in trade at the time.

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Why do you still remember vasco da gama?

He is remembered for finding the route from Europe to India.

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When did vasco da gama start to sail?

in 1497

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What were the benefits of vasco da gamas voyage?

There weren't any huge benefits as such by Vasco ga gama's voyage to India and Africa. But we can consider that the social communication and the trade took a new turn during the era. There were new prospects and ideas about the trade exchange happening and merchants became more and more aware of the complexities of their bussiness something which they haven't had earlier. Its is probably the very beginning of foriegn trade within these countries(India & Africa).

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What did vasco da gama do for his motives?

make trade with India

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Did Vasco da Gama have any siblings?

he had one brother

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What did vasco da gama accomplish during his exploration?

He smelled

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Did Estevao Da Gama die before he went out on his expedition?

no

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Did vasco de gama have any siblings?

== == yes a brother

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Did Vasco de Gama go to college?

No, Vasco de Gama did not go to college. He was too busy trying to figure out a water route to Asia to go to any college. Plus, he did not have that much money.

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Did vasco da gama have any sibblings?

Yes, it is known that he had brothers.

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What did Vasco Da Gama find on his voyage to India?

He found welsh, silks, and spices. He also found melons, cucumber, and coconuts (back then known as goblin nuts).

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When vasco de gama reached India what cargo did he bring back?

He brought back a cargo of spices and returned to Portugal and made a profit of several thousand percent.

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How did vasco da gama's discoverys change the world?

he changed the world by finding a trading path between Portugal and Asia, and they traded goods and crops on the path. Which changed the world.

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How did Vasco da Gama die?

Vasco da Gama was 64 and living at his house in Portugal with his wife, Cateriana de Ataide, and his 6 sons, when in 1524 King John III named him Viceroy to India. He had planned to settle down and enjoy his retirement in Portugal, but all of that changed. He had to go to India and make sure everything was running fine. Along the way on the voyage, da Gama fell ill. Da Gama died in India shortly after arrival on December 24, 1524. He was buried in India. Later, in 1539, his remains were reburied in a chapel in Vidigueira, Portugal.

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