Vasco da Gama


Vasco da Gama

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Vasco da Gama's Journey

St. Gabriel

A little bit about Vasco
An explorer
Born in 1460 in Sines, Portugal
Died in December 23, 1524 in Kochi, India
Why is he important?
He's the first European to sail from Europe, down the tip of Africa, and to India
And how was this achieved?
Advancements in technology
Why did he do it?
Trade, glory, and riches

A caravel

This new technology allowed him to sail more than 6,000 miles of open ocean
His Early Adventures
In the late 1400’s, the Portuguese did not have a trade route to get a hold of new goods
desperately needed to find a sea route to Asia
obtain spices for cheap prices. Explorers such as Bartholomew Dias had made some progress in making the journey, but none had been able to sail around the southern tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope (where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet ) and into the Indian Ocean.
The Historical Journey
Sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Euro