Gama, Vasco da

Born: 1469? AD
Died: 1524 AD.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Explorer, Governor General

Portuguese explorer



1495 - Appointed as governor of the Order of St. James


1498 - Led 1st expedition successfully to sail from Europe around Cape of Good Hope to Asia, leaving from Lisbon


1497 - Arrived at Calcutta


1497 - 1499 - Discovered India


1502 - Founded Portuguese colony in Mozambique


1503-1507 - Returned from India and around , Vasco da Gama was transferred to the Order of Christ, under the governorship of King Emmanuel I himself, in what can be seen as a means of solving his disputes with the Order of St. James over the lordship of Sines or as a sign of promotion.


1524 - Died on Christmas eve in Cochin, India.


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