|Birth: ||1469, Portugal|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1524, India|
Explorer, Navigator, born in Sines, Alentejo, Portugal. He led the expedition which discovered the route to India round the Cape of Good Hope (1497-1499), and in 1502-1503 led a squadron of ships to Calicut to avenge the murder of a group of Portuguese explorers left there by Cabral. In 1524 he was sent as viceroy to India, but he soon fell ill, and died at Cochin. His body was brought home to Portugal.
Monastery of Jeronimos
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