Introduction vasco da gama was born in 1460 to a wealthy portuguese family in sines, portugal vasco’s father was also an explorer and was supposed to make the epic journey from portugal to india that would eventually make his son famous. Vasco da gama, 1st count of vidigueira (portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvaʃku ðɐ ˈɣɐmɐ] c 1460s – 24 december 1524), was a portuguese explorer and the first european to reach india by sea his initial voyage to india (1497–1499) was the first to link europe and asia by an ocean route, connecting the atlantic and the indian oceans and therefore, the west and the orient. Vasco da gama (1460-1524) was a portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from portugal to the east da gama was born to a noble family in sines, portugal da gama's father estavao was also an explorer.
Vasco da gama a fost cel de-al treilea din cei cinci fii ai lui estêvão da gama și isabel sodré – în (probabila) ordine de naștere: paulo da gama, joão sodré, vasco da gama, pedro da gama și aires da gama vasco a mai avut o soră, teresa da gama (care s-a căsătorit cu lopo mendes de vasconcelos. Vasco da gama's journey all started with the portuguese prince henry 'the navigator' and his dream of getting around the venetian monopoly on trade to asia from the crusades to the 1400s, venice. Vasco nunez de balboa born in or near the year 1457, the spanish explorer vasco nunez de balboa was the first european to see the eastern shore of the pacific ocean he sighted the ocean in 1513 from a mountaintop in what is now panama.
Know about the contribution of vasco da gama though his 10 major accomplishments and achievements #1 vasco da gama linked europe and asia through an ocean route for the first time the age of discovery was a period of global exploration that started in the early 15th century and was primarily initiated by prince henry the navigator of portugal. Watch a short biography of explorer vasco da gama who was commissioned by the portuguese king to find a maritime route to the east #biography subscribe for. Vasco de gama was an explorer of portuguese ancestry he was born in sinnes, portugal in 1460, the son of an explorer, and died of malaria in 1524, shortly after he arrived in india following his. Vasco da gama reached in july 1499 exactly two years after he left his country with a great hope the portuguese gave him a hero’s welcome and a reward from the king himself though, vasco da gama’s expedition was successful beyond all expectation, he failed to come to terms with the king of calicut. Vasco da gama the portuguese navigator vasco da gama (ca 1460-1524) was the first to travel by sea from portugal to india the term da gama epoch is used to describe the era of european commercial and imperial expansion launched by his navigational enterprise little is known of the early life of vasco da gama his father was governor of sines, portugal, where vasco was born.
Vasco da gama is believed to have been born in either 1460 or 1469 in sines, on the southwest coast of portugal his father estêvão da gama was a wealthy knight and his mother isabel sodré was daughter of joão sodré, a prominent figure in the military order of christ. Vasco da gama remains a leading figure in the history of exploration numerous homages have been made worldwide to celebrate his explorations and accomplishments the portuguese national epic, os. Portrait of vasco da gama by artist antonio manuel da fonseca in 1838 vasco da gama, (c1469 – 1524) was a portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the european age of discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from europe to india.
Nobleman and explorer vasco da gama established a trade route that linked portugal directly with the indian spice market learn how he managed to sail around africa's cape of good hope in this video. About vasco da gama vasco da gama is one of portugal's most famous explorers he was born in either 1460 or 1469 in a small coastal village in the south-west of the country to a family of the lower portuguese nobility. Vasco da gama was a portuguese explorer and the first person to navigate a route to the east and india learn more at biographycom.
Vasco da gama was the third of five sons of estêvão da gama and isabel sodré – in (probable) order of age: paulo da gama, joão sodré, vasco da gama, pedro da gama and aires da gama vasco also had one known sister, teresa da gama (who married lopo mendes de vasconcelos. Which most accurately describes some accomplishments of vasco da gama’s exploration efforts he successfully sailed from lisbon, portugal, around england to reach iceland he was the first portuguese explorer to reach south america. Vasco da gama was a highly successful portuguese sailor and explorer during the age of exploration he was the first person to sail directly from europe to india, around the cape of good hope.