Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama

Birth
Sines, Sines Municipality, Setúbal, Portugal
Death 24 Dec 1524 (aged 54–55)
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID 6622573 · View Source
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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.


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6622573
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vasco Da Gama (c.1469–24 Dec 1524), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6622573, citing Monastery of Jeronimos, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .