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Vasco da Gama was a highly successful Portuguese sailor and explorer during the Age of Exploration.

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His discovery was monumental in the history of navigation as well as instrumental in establishing Portugal as a major colonial empire. Da Gama was born in to a family of nobles in Sines, Portugal.

His father, Estevao, was also an explorer. Da Gama learned to navigate in the navy, which he joined as soon as he was old.

Inda Gama was appointed to command a ship with the goal of discovering a sailing route to India. Several decades earlier, Henry the Navigator had patronized several successful voyages in North and West Africa.

This interested Portuguese King Manuel. He wished to conquer Islam and establish himself as the King of Jerusalem, in addition to making money off the spice trade. De Gama captained four vessels when he set out on July 8, Da Gama himself rode in the ton St. vasco da gama friends

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Gabriel and his younger brother Paulo led dirty old lesbian St. Da Gama sailed south, taking advantage of the prevailing winds off the friendw coast of Africa, and swung out into the Atlantic before veering back in an arc to meet the South African coast.

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By the time they reached Indian Ocean waters, vasc of his crew was infected with scurvy. Da Gama made landfall in Mozambique to rest and resupply.

The Europeans assumed the locals were Christians, though they were actually Hindus. Despite this misunderstanding, the ruler of Calicut agreed to trade with da Gama and he acquired a large supply of valuable spices.

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The ships encountered terrible storms during their journey. The passage across the Indian Ocean — which had previously taken little more than three weeks — took more than three months. So many men died of scurvy during the crossing that da Gama ordered the St. Rafael burned for lack of crew. The ships vasco da gama friends up off the fdiends coast of Africa, returning to Lisbon at different times.

Paulo died on the Azores and, after mourning on the island for some time, da Dx eventually returned to Portugal more than one month after the other ships had come.

Cabral established a trading post in Calicut, but conflicts with the local Muslims resulted vasco da gama friends battles and the deaths of 70 Portuguese.

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Da Gama left Lisbon with 20 armed ships under his command. During his journey, da Gama slaughtered hundreds of Muslims, attacking ships and firing cannons at trading posts up and down the east African coast.

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In one instance, he ordered the massacre of people — including women and children — aboard a Muslim ship returning from Mecca. His brutal practices continued once he reached Calicut.

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese sailor, navigator, and the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa. Hello my name is Vasco da Gama and was born c in Portugal. However, my name Manuel was so good to me and was a great friend. We accomplished. You are here: Home › Explorers A to Z › Vasco da Gama As a young boy he was also very close friends with Juan Ponce de Leon, who grew up in the same.

There, da Gama destroyed the trading post and killed 38 hostages. Once he had the Calicut ruler's surrender, da Gama went south to Cochin known fruends Kochi today.

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Da Gama left Cochin in February During his return journey, he established Portuguese trading posts in gamz is now Mozambique. Portugal would later become vasco da gama friends major colonial power in Mozambique. Disobeying such orders, the uncles, and their squadron, instead set off for the Gulf of Aden, carrying out a campaign of piracy.

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Not heeding the gamma of local fishermen about impending strong winds, their ships ripped from their moorings. Vicente's ship sank in deep water, killing him and his crew.

It is this ship, the nau Esmeralda, that scientists think they have discovered off the coast of Omanthey announced in March vasco da gama friends For 20 years, da Gama lived in Portgual with his wife, vasco da gama friends sons and one kazakhstan hot gril xxx. He continued to advise King Manuel on matters regarding India and was made count of Vidigueira in He was requested to help deal with the increasing corruption of the Portuguese officials.

Inda Gama yet again set sail — this time with the title of Viceroy.

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Da Gama fell ill soon after arriving in Cochin. He died from an unnamed illness on Dec.

Frienes was initially buried in a Catholic church in Kochi, but his remains were eventually brought back to Portugal in LS Logo Live Science.

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