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When did Vasco da Gama find sea route to India?

When did Vasco da Gama find sea route to India?

May 20th, 1498
Vasco da Gama reached India (Calicut) on May 20th, 1498. His voyage opened the first all-water trade route between Europe and Asia.

Who found the sea route for India?

Vasco da Gama’s
Vasco da Gama’s name has figured in all history books, whether they relate to World, European,1 Asian or Indian history,2 as a great sailor and adventurer. He has been solely credited with the honour of having discovered the sea-route from Europe to India via the Cape of Good Hope.

What was the last voyage of Vasco da Gama?

Da Gama’s Later Life and Last Voyage to India. The Portuguese nobleman Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East.

Where did Vasco da Gama set up his trading station?

Indian merchants in that port, da Gama directed his course eastward and on May 20, 1498, reached Calicut (now Kozhikode) on the Malabar Coast of India. Because of the hostility of Muslim merchants, he could not establish a Portuguese trading station there. After fighting his way out of the harbor of Calicut, he returned to Portugal in 1499.

Where was Vasco da Gama born and raised?

Vasco da Gama was born in Sines, a small port in southern Portugal, in 1460 – the same year that Henry the Navigator died. His mother was of English ancestry. His father, Estevao da Gama, was head of one of Portugal’s most noble families, had a distinguished military history, and was the provincial governor.

Where did Vasco da Gama set foot after rounding Cape of Good Hope?

Three days after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, da Gama set foot on Mossel Bay, and erected a padrão (a stone pillar left by the Portuguese explorers to mark significant landfalls and to establish possession of the area) there. It was also here that the supply ship was scuttled. Around Christmas]