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Vasco da Gama

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George Papa

on 20 September 2012

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An Explorer's Story Vasco da Gama Early Life Explorer Vasco da Gama was born into a noble family around 1460 in Sines, Portugal Not much is known of da Gama's family other than his father Estavo da Gama Estavo da Gama was the commander at the military base in Sines, Portugal Estavo da Gama Vasco's Route to India His First Voyage was from 1497-1499 Vasco's First Voyage His goal was to find a new route to India After returning home From his first Voyage he was treated like a king Successes Of his first Voyage http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/18/business/media/18burger.html Websites Used http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/vasco_da_gama_01.shtml http://www.biography.com/people/vasco-da-gama-9305736 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/pageld/dagama.shtml Many of da Gama's men died of a desease called scurvy caused by lack of Vitamin D Dificulties of his First Voyage da Gama embarked on his second voyage to reclaim Portugal's trade route to India that had been taken over by muslim invaders Second Voyage http://www.med.uc.edu/departme/cellbiol/ecm.htm da Gama, Crazed with power, after claiming the trade route he brutally murdered thousands of Muslims and returned to his home in Portugal to live out the rest of his life Vasco da Gama died in 1524 in Sines, Portugal Later Years da Gama died, by the doctors verdict, due to exhaustion Vasco da Gama Video http://www.flickr.com/photos/fruitofadventure/7674504702/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9_5woknVSc
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