Research Paper On Vasco Da Gama

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Do you know who Vasco da Gama is? Or are you like who is Vasco Da Gama. Vasco da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal in either 1460 or 1469. His father, Estĕvão da Gama, was a knight of the house of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, and later joined the military Order of Santiago. He was appointed civil governor of Sines in the 1460’s until 1478; and Vasco’s mother was Isabel Sodré. Vasco da Gama was a highly successful sailor and explorer. Vasco Da Gama was the very first person to sail directly to India from Europe. And if Vasco Da Gama never did what he did, Europe and India might 've been in a decline because Vasco Da Gama made and secured a trade route from Europe to India.

Vasco Da Gama was born in 1460 or 1469 in Sines. Vasco Da Gama’s
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Vasco Da Gama took a course south into the open ocean, crossing the equator. For over three months the ships had sailed more than 10,000 kilometers of open sea. By December they had passed the Great Fish River and sailed into waters that were previously unknown to Europeans. Vasco Da Gama spent March2-29 1498 in the vicinity of the Mozambique Island. Arab controlled territory on the East African coast was an integral part of the network of trade in the Indian Ocean. Fearing the local population would be hostile to Christians, Vasco Da Gama pretended to be a Muslim and gained audience with the Sultan of Mozambique. Soon the local people became suspicious of Da Gama and his men. Forced by a hostile to flee Mozambique, Vasco Da Gama departed the harbor, firing his cannons into the city. In Modern Kenya, the expedition resorted to piracy, looting Arab merchant ships. The Portuguese became the first known Europeans to visit the port of Mombasa from April 7-13 1498. Vasco Da Gama continued north, arriving on April 14, 1498 whose leaders were having a conflict with those of Mombasa. Vasco Da Gama and his crew contacted the services of a pilot who used his knowledge of the monsoon winds to guide the expedition the rest of the way to Calicut. Vasco Da Gama left Malindi for India on April 24,1498. Vasco Da Gama got married and had six sons and one…show more content…
During the second voyage, Vasco intercepted a ship and he looted the ships. He looted the ship and it had over 400 pilgrims and 50 women, locked in the passengers. Vasco Da Gama saw women bringing up gold and jewels and even their babies begging for
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