Vasco Da Gama


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Vasco da Gama, navigator; born in Sines, Portugal, presumably about 1469; was appointed by Emanuel of Portugal commander of an expedition to find an ocean route to the East Indies. He sailed from Lisbon in July, 1497, and reached Calicut in the following November, after having sailed around the Cape of Good Hope; returned to Lisbon in 1499; made a second voyage to India in 15023; and was appointed viceroy there in the year 1524. He died in Cochin, India, Dec. 24, 1524.







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