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Vasco da gama grace and sam2

  1. 1. <ul><li>By: Grace and Sam </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Born in 1469, in Sines, Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Father was Estevao da Gama, a Portugese noble and courtier </li></ul><ul><li>Became a naval officer in 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Died on December 35, 1524, in India </li></ul><ul><li>Da Gama was married to Catarina de Ataide </li></ul><ul><li>Had 6 sons and 1 Daughter </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>King Manuel 1 chose Portugese navigator Vasco da Gama to sail to India </li></ul><ul><li>Vasco da Gama sailed to find a new route to Asia and trade with the princes of India </li></ul><ul><li>Vasco da Gama wanted to find a trade route to India and bring back all the riches and spices back to Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 1498 Vasco da Gama reached Kozhikode, India by sea </li></ul><ul><li>Vasco da Gama sailed from Portugal and after 5 months he rounded the cape of good hope </li></ul><ul><li>He sailed with a crew of 170 men </li></ul><ul><li>He headed north after rounding the Cape of Good Hope and stopped at trading centres that are now Mocambique, Mozambique, Mombassa, and Malinda, Kenya </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Indian princes had no interest in trading with Vasco da Gama because they didn’t like what he had to offer </li></ul><ul><li>117 of Vasco da Gama’s crew men on the ship to India died of Scurvy </li></ul><ul><li>On August 29, 1498, a bunch of Indians told Vasco da Gama and his crew that he had to pay high taxes and leave the goods behind </li></ul><ul><li>One of Vasco’s ships got lost and out of sight on his first voyage to India </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Vasco da Gama sailed with four ships, the Berrio, the Saint Gabriel, the Saint Raphael, and a supply ship </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing the Indian ocean to India. Sailing with the monsoon wind, had taken da Gama’s ship only 23 days to reach India </li></ul><ul><li>In September 1499 da Gama was richly rewarded as the mean who had brought fruition a plan that had taken eighty years to fulfill </li></ul><ul><li>While in India, Vasco and his crew had to fight natives that wanted to take advantage of them and charge them high taxes </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The sea routes established by Vasco da Gama opened up a new trade routes </li></ul><ul><li>He was the first explorer to reach India from Europe </li></ul><ul><li>For a short time in 1524 Vasco da Gama was governor of Portuguese India under the title of Viceroy. </li></ul><ul><li>He had acquired a fearsome reputation as a “fixer” was sent to the subcontinent once more in 1524 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>www.worldbookonline.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.portcities.org. </li></ul><ul><li>www.carnivorehealth.com.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Dreher, Diane. Explorers Who Got Lost. New York, NY, LLC,1992 Angle Entertainment. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosemary, Burton. Journeys Of The Great Explorers. Priestly road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9NY, 2001 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Where was Vasco da Gama born? </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>England </li></ul>A B
  10. 10. <ul><li>How many men did Vasco da Gama take with him on his voyage? </li></ul><ul><li>170 </li></ul><ul><li>200 </li></ul>A B
  11. 11. <ul><li>How many of da Gama’s men died of Scurvy? </li></ul><ul><li>117 </li></ul><ul><li>53 </li></ul>A B

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