Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese sailor and explorer who made himself famous by captaining the first European voyage ever to sail to India.


Vasco da Gama and the Gateway to India
Vasco da Gama was the son of a famous man who became more famous than his father, perhaps the most famous of all Portuguese explorers. His life was not without controversy, however, even if it was filled with fame and fortune.

Catholic Encyclopedia: Vasco da Gama
The official church source for information about this famous explorer has lots of details.

Primary Source: Round Africa to India
Read about da Gama's historic voyage to India in his own words!

More about Vasco da Gama
Informative, fun-looking video chronicling the fame of the noted explorer.

Da Gama Arrives in India
Get more info on his historic arrival in India.

Map of da Gama's Voyage to India
See the route he and his ships took to get there.

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