Vasco Da Gama

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Vasco Da Gama

Vasco da Gama

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/da_gama_vasco.shtml - Acesssed: 21/08/2013http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/vasco_da_gama.phpAccessed: 21/08/2013http://www.famous-explorers.com/famous-portuguese-explorers/vasco-da-gama/Accessed: 22/08/2013

Vasco da Gama was the first navigator to sail directly from Europe to India.

He was born in Sines, Portugal, into a noble family in 1460 but little is known about his childhood. In 1497, he was commander of an expedition for the Portudese government to try and find a route to the East.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama

In Europe spices from India were very popular but the only way to get them was over land which was a very expensive trip and took a long time, so the King of Portugal gave Vasco Da Gama a fleet and 170 men to find a way to India through the ocean.

On the 8th of July, 1497, Da Gama left Portugal with four ships, Sao Rafael, Sao Gabriel, the Berrio and a fourth ship that was unnamed and used for storage.


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