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Vasco Da Gama. By: Grace and Sam. Introduction. Born in 1469, in Sines, Portugal Father was Estevao da Gama, a Portugese noble and courtier Became a naval officer in 1492 Died on December 35, 1524, in India Da Gama was married to Catarina de Ataide

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vasco da gama
Vasco Da Gama

By: Grace and Sam

introduction
Introduction

Born in 1469, in Sines, Portugal

Father was Estevao da Gama, a Portugese noble and courtier

Became a naval officer in 1492

Died on December 35, 1524, in India

Da Gama was married to Catarina de Ataide

Had 6 sons and 1 Daughter

purpose
Purpose
  • King Manuel 1 chose Portugese navigator Vasco da Gama to sail to India
  • Vasco da Gama sailed to find a new route to Asia and trade with the princes of India
  • Vasco da Gama wanted to find a trade route to India and bring back all the riches and spices back to Europe
voyages
Voyages
  • In 1498 Vasco da Gama reached Kozhikode, India by sea
  • Vasco da Gama sailed from Portugal and after 5 months he rounded the cape of good hope
  • He sailed with a crew of 170 men
  • He headed north after rounding the Cape of Good Hope and stopped at trading centres that are now Mocambique, Mozambique, Mombassa, and Malinda, Kenya
challenges
Challenges
  • The Indian princes had no interest in trading with Vasco da Gama because they didn’t like what he had to offer
  • 120 of Vasco da Gama’s crew men on the ship to India died of Scurvy
  • On August 29, 1498, a bunch of Indians told Vasco da Gama and his crew that he had to pay high taxes and leave the goods behind
  • One of Vasco’s ships got lost and out of sight on his first voyage to India
interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Vasco da Gama sailed with four ships, the Berrio, the Saint Gabriel, the Saint Raphael, and a supply ship
  • Crossing the Indian ocean to India. Sailing with the monsoon wind, had taken da Gama’s ship only 23 days to reach India
  • In September 1499 da Gama was richly rewarded as the mean who had brought fruition a plan that had taken eighty years to fulfill
  • While in India, Vasco and his crew had to fight natives that wanted to take advantage of them and charge them high taxes
historical contributions
Historical Contributions
  • The sea routes established by Vasco da Gama opened up a new trade routes
  • He was the first explorer to reach India from Europe
  • For a short time in 1524 Vasco da Gama was governor of Portuguese India under the title of Viceroy.
  • He had acquired a fearsome reputation as a “fixer” was sent to the subcontinent once more in 1524
bibliography
Bibliography
  • www.worldbookonline.com
  • www.portcities.org.
  • www.carnivorehealth.com.uk
  • Dreher, Diane. Explorers Who Got Lost. New York, NY, LLC,1992 Angle Entertainment.
  • Rosemary, Burton. Journeys Of The Great Explorers. Priestly road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9NY, 2001
quiz 1
Quiz #1
  • Where was Vasco da Gama born?
  • Portugal
  • England

A

B

quiz 2
Quiz #2
  • How many men did Vasco da Gama take with him on his voyage?
  • 170
  • 200

A

B

quiz 3
Quiz #3
  • How many of da Gama’s men died of Scurvy?
  • 120
  • 50

A

B