(Gama), Vasco da (1469-1524), Portuguese Navigator. In 1497-1499 sailed
from Lisbon to India around Africa, and back, for the first time paving
the sea route from Europe to South Africa. Asia. In 1502-1503 and 1524
made 2 voyage to India.
GAMA (da Gama), Vasco da (1469, Синиш,
Portugal - December 24, 1524, Cochin, India), Portuguese Explorer,
discoverer of the sea route around Africa to India.
The first expedition
courtier of noble origin, a daredevil Vasco da Gama headed in 1497 the
first expedition of three ships («San Gabriel», «San Rafael» and
«Берриу») and a transport ship, which had equipped a king of Portugal
for the opening of the sea route from Europe to India. The crew of
vessels totaled approx 170 people.
Going on 8 July in Lisbon, after
four months of swimming Portuguese stopped in the Bay of Saint-Хелина,
making sure that over 4,200 km no significant land and large Islands.