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Title: Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama
  • Presentation by
  • Marie DeMarce

Information on Da Gama
  • Vasco Da Gama was born in 1460 in Sines,
  • He was the first successful sailor to sail around
    the tip of Africa and arrive in India.
  • Da Gamas father, Estavao Da Gama, was also an

Family members of Vasco Da Gama
  • Estavao, Vascos father, was supposed to make
    the trip around Africa to India, but died before
    completing the journey.
  • Christopher Da Gama, Vascos son, was a
    Portuguese, who led an army in Ethiopia against
    Imam Ahmad Gragn. He victorious in 4 battles,
    until he was captured and killed in the fifth
  • Estevao Da Gama, Vascos youngest son, became
    Viceroy of India.

The Trip Around Africa to India
  • His stops on the
  • African and Indian
  • coasts.
  • He stopped at St.
  • Helena Bay, Mossel
  • Bay, Natal, Mombasa,
  • Malandi, Calicut, and Goa.

Contents of Da Gamas trips
  • First voyage
  • Rounding the cape,
  • Mombasa,
  • Malindi,
  • India,
  • return
  • Second Voyage
  • Third Voyage
  • Religious intolerance
  • Legacy
  • Reference
  • External links

Information on Da Gamas First Trip
  • Four Ships
  • São Gabriel commanded by Da Gama
  • São Rafael commanded by Da Gamas brother,
    Paulo Da Gama
  • Berrio commanded by Nicaulo Coelho
  • And a storage ship

Rounding the Cape of Africa
  • On December 16th, the fleet passed the White
    River, the river where Dias stopped and turned
  • Since it was almost Christmas, Da Gama gave the
    coast that they were passing the name Natal,
    Christmas in Portuguese.

Mombasa and Malindi
  • Near Kenya, Da Gama and his men resorted to
    piracy, and attacked Arab merchant ships. Da Gama
    was the first to visit the port of Mombasa.
  • In Malindi, Da Gama contracted Ibn Majid, an Arab
    navigator, that took them to Calicut, on the
    southwest bank of India.

First Sight of India
  • On May 20, 1498, Da Gama and his crew landed in
  • After they had landed,
  • There were violent
  • negotiations with
  • Zamorin, the local leader.

  • Da Gama returned to Portugal in 1499, and he was
    richly rewarded as the man who brought to life
    the plan that had taken 80 years.
  • Da Gama was labeled Admirable of the Indian
    Ocean and Dom (count) by Manuel 1.

Second and Third Voyages
  • On 12 February 1502, Da Gama sailed a second time
    with 20 Portuguese warships. He returned in
    September 1503.
  • He left for India again in 1524 for his third and
    final voyage to India. Not long after he returned
    to Goa, he contracted malaria and died of it.

  • Was born in and sailed for Portugal.
  • Made 3 voyages to India.
  • Died of malaria in Cochin, India on Christmas
    Eve, 1524.
  • His remains were brought back to Portugal in
  • The Monestary of Hieronymites in Belém was
    erected for him after his voyage to India.