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    • Vasco Da Gama
      By: Jasmine Khosla & Malcolm Straker
    • Da Gama was born in 1469 in Sines, Portugal and died on December 25, 1524
      He was a Portuguese sea captain and explorer
      As a young man learned the science of astronomy and navigation
      He joined the navy in 1492
      Background Information
    • On July 8, 1497, he led a fleet of four ships; Berrio, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, and a supply ship
      A total crew of 170 men representing Portugal
      He sailed south along the west coast of Africa and rounded the Cape of Good Hope on November 22
      On May 20, 1498, da Gama reached Kozhikode (also known as Calicut), India
      Voyages
    • To find a sea route to Asia by travelling south down the west coast of Africa and to round the Cape of Good Hope and sail up into India.
      Purpose of Expedition
    • When da Gama arrived at Kozhikode the Indian ruler felt insulted because he thought the gifts he brought him were of little value
      On da Gama’s way back from Kozhikode in 1498 many sailors died do to disease only 55 out of 170 men survived
      Hardships Faced
    • Da Gama returned in 1502 to establish and expand trade there
      He sailed from Lisbon with a fleet of fifteen ships
      Da Gama killed many innocent Muslims and Indians in revenge for violence against Portuguese sailors
      Portugal soon became 0ne of the most important trading and naval powers in the Indian Ocean
      Other Notable Occurrences
    • Da Gama was the first to find a sea route to India by sailing south down the west coast of Africa, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and sailing up into India
      He was also the first to establish trade with India by an alternate sea route than the Ottoman Turks taxed route
      HistoricalContributions
    • Books:
      Grant, Neil. The Great Atlas of Discovery. Toronto: McClellan and Stuart Inc, 1992. Print.
      Knight, David. Vasco da Gama. Mahwah, N.J: Troll Associates, 1979. Print.
      Pictures:
      www.south-africa-tours-and-travel.com
      e-ducation.net/discoveryandexploration.htm
      www.bbc.co.uk
      Websites:
      Halikowski Smith, Stefan. "Da Gama, Vasco." World Book Student. World Book, 2010. Web. 28 April 2010.
      Explorers of the Millennium. thinkquest.org. 1998. Web. 28 April 2010.
      Encyclopedia
      “DaGama.” The World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia. 2004, 2003, 2002 World Book Inc. ed. Print
      Bibliography
      Quiz Time!
    • Da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal.
      Da Gama was the first to find a sea route to India by sailing south down the east coast of Africa, and rounding the Cape of Good Hope.
      Da Gama was the second to round the Cape of good Hope.
      On da Gama’s way back from Kozhikode in 1498 many sailors died do to disease only 53 out of 170 men survived.
      Quiz
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