5 Facts About Vasco da Gama

Here are 5 facts about Vasco da Gama

  • Born in either 1460 or 1469 in Alentejo, Portugal
  • He was a Portuguese explorer and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India
  • In 1524 he was the Governor of Portuguese India, under the title of Vice but only for a short time
  • His first trip to India was on 20 May 1498 and he made two further trips befoire his death
  • He died on 23 December 1524 in Kochi, India
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