Index by Birth Year
Vasco da Gama
* ~1469 in Sines, Portugal
+ 1524 in Cochin, India
Vasco da Gama 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.
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