Vasco da Gama Facts

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama

Introduction - Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for being the first European explorer to reach India by sea, which he did in 1498. This was an incredible navigational accomplishment for its time and enabled the Portuguese to reach India by sea as opposed to by land which was more difficult and dangerous. His voyage, one of the earliest in Europe's "Age of Discovery", would lead to Portugal establishing a colonial empire in Asia and becoming a major world power. Below is a list of interesting facts about this famous Portuguese explorer including information about how he made three voyages to India and who sent him on these voyages. Whether you are a kid writing a school paper or an adult interested in this explorer we hope you find this information helpful.

Vasco da Gama Interesting Facts

Vasco da Gama's First Voyage to India Facts

Vasco da Gama's Later Voyages to India and His Death