Presentation by: Marie DeMarce. Vasco Da Gama. Information on Da Gama. Vasco Da Gama was born in 1460 in Sines, Portugal. He was the first successful sailor to sail around the tip of Africa and arrive in India. Da Gama’s father, Estavao Da Gama, was also an explorer.
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African and Indian
Helena Bay, Mossel
Bay, Natal, Mombasa,
Malandi, Calicut, and Goa.
Rounding the cape,
There were violent
Zamorin, the local leader.
On 12 February 1502, Da Gama sailed a second time with 20 Portuguese warships. He returned in September 1503.
He left for India again in 1524 for his third and final voyage to India. Not long after he returned to Goa, he contracted malaria and died of it.