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Marie DeMarce

Vasco Da Gama

Information on 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.

Family members of vasco da gama
Family members of Vasco Da Gama

  • Estavao, Vasco’s father, was supposed to make the trip around Africa to India, but died before completing the journey.

  • Christopher Da Gama, Vasco’s son, was a Portuguese, who led an army in Ethiopia against Imam Ahmad Gragn. He victorious in 4 battles, until he was captured and killed in the fifth battle.

  • Estevao Da Gama, Vasco’s youngest son, became Viceroy of India.

The trip around africa to india
The Trip Around Africa to India

  • His stops on the

    African and Indian


  • He stopped at St.

    Helena Bay, Mossel

    Bay, Natal, Mombasa,

    Malandi, Calicut, and Goa.

Contents of da gama s trips

First voyage:

Rounding the cape,





Second Voyage

Third Voyage

Religious intolerance



External links

Contents of Da Gama’s trips

Information on da gama s first trip
Information on Da Gama’s First Trip

  • Four Ships:

  • São Gabriel: commanded by Da Gama

  • São Rafael: commanded by Da Gama’s brother, Paulo Da Gama

  • Berrio : commanded by Nicaulo Coelho

  • And a storage ship

Rounding the cape of africa
Rounding the Cape of Africa

  • On December 16th, the fleet passed the White River, the river where Dias stopped and turned around.

  • Since it was almost Christmas, Da Gama gave the coast that they were passing the name ‘Natal’, Christmas in Portuguese.

Mombasa and malindi
Mombasa and Malindi

  • Near Kenya, Da Gama and his men resorted to piracy, and attacked Arab merchant ships. Da Gama was the first to visit the port of Mombasa.

  • In Malindi, Da Gama contracted Ibn Majid, an Arab navigator, that took them to Calicut, on the southwest bank of India.

First sight of india
First Sight of India

  • On May 20, 1498, Da Gama and his crew landed in India.

  • After they had landed,

    There were violent

    negotiations with

    Zamorin, the local leader.


  • Da Gama returned to Portugal in 1499, and he was richly rewarded as the man who brought to life the plan that had taken 80 years.

  • Da Gama was labeled “Admirable of the Indian Ocean” and Dom (count) by Manuel 1.

Second and third voyages

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.

Second and Third Voyages

Summary Portuguese warships. He returned in September 1503.

  • Was born in and sailed for Portugal.

  • Made 3 voyages to India.

  • Died of malaria in Cochin, India on Christmas Eve, 1524.

  • His remains were brought back to Portugal in 1539.

  • The Monestary of Hieronymites in Belémwas erected for him after his voyage to India.