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Vasco da Gama
Transcript of Vasco da Gama
He traveled from Europe to India around the southern tip of Africa by sea. He traveled around The Cape of Good Hope.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama was very famous in trade because he discovered a sea route from Europe to India.
He was born in Sines, Portugal in the year of 1460. he grew up as a farmer with his dad. His dad was mayor of Sines, Portugal
He was nice to the other explorers because he traded with them just like the Asians.
He tried to trade with the natives, but they forced him to leave. He came back several years later with 30 armed ships
On his third voyage he brought the people who spoke Arabic, the Muslim language. He also brought the Portuguese prisoners that he promised to let go at the end of his journey.
He died on December 24, 1524 in Cochin, India
Order of Santiago
Vasco da Gama served with his dad Esteavo da Gama
Order of Santiago continued
Military order of Saint James of the sword, was originally a small military brotherhood based near Caceres in Eatamadura. Their initial purpose was to provide protection for the pilgrims traveling to and from the tomb of Saint James, at Compestella.
By: Nick Henz
Vasco da Gama's Family
He had a wife named Catarina de Ataide and six children.
Catarine de Ataide(his wife)
Vasco da Gama Traveled through many dangerous places such as Mombasa. Mombasa is a place where the portuguese and the first known Europeans go when held in hostlity, but soon depated