Vasco Da Gama

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Vasco Da Gama:

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Vasco Da Gama’s biography:

Vasco Da Gama’s biography Vasco da Gama was born in either 1460 [1] or 1469 [2] in Sines , on the southwest coast of Portugal, probably in a house near the church of Nossa Senhora das Salas. Sines , one of the few seaports on the Alentejo coast, consisted of little more than a cluster of whitewashed, red-tiled cottages, tenanted chiefly by fisherfolk ……….....

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Vasco da Gama's father was Estêvão da Gama , who had served in the 1460s as a knight of the household of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu [3] and went on to rise in the ranks of the military Order of Santiago . Estêvão da Gama was appointed alcaide-mór (civil governor) of Sines in the 1460s, a post he held until 1478, and continued as a receiver of taxes and holder of the Order's commendas in the region.

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Estêvão da Gama married Isabel Sodré , a daughter of João Sodré (also known as João de Resende ), scion of a well-connected family of English origin. [4] Her father and her brothers, Vicente Sodré and Brás Sodré , had links to the household of Infante Diogo , Duke of Viseu and were prominent figures in the military Order of Christ .

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Vasco da Gama was the third of five sons of Estêvão da Gama and Isabel Sodré - in (probable) order of age: Paulo da Gama , João Sodré , Vasco da Gama, Pedro da Gama and Aires da Gama . Vasco also had one known sister, Teresa da Gama (who married Lopo Mendes de Vasconcelos ). [5] Little is known of Vasco da Gama's early life. The Portuguese historian Teixeira de Aragão suggests that Vasco da Gama studied at the inland town of Évora , which is where he may have learned mathematics and navigation and it has even been claimed (although dubiously) that he studied under the astronomer

Vasco Da Gama’s first voyage:

Vasco Da Gama’s first voyage On 8 July 1497 Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon . The distance traveled in the journey around Africa to India and back was greater than around the equator. [9][10] The navigators included Portugal's most experienced, Pero de Alenquer , Pedro Escobar , João de Coimbra, and Afonso Gonçalves . It is not known for certain how many people were in each ship's crew but approximately 55 returned, and two ships were lost. Two of the vessels were as naus or newly built for the voyage, possibly a caravel and a supply boat. [9] The four ships were:

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Da Gama’s First voyage’s route

Ships were::

Ships were: The São Gabriel , commanded by Vasco da Gama; a carrack of 178 tons, length 27 m, width 8.5 m, draft 2.3 m, sails of 372 m² The São Rafael , whose commander was his brother Paulo da Gama ; similar dimensions to the São Gabriel The caravel Berrio , slightly smaller than the former two (later renamed São Miguel), commanded by Nicolau Coelho A storage ship of unknown name, commanded by Gonçalo Nunes , later lost near the Bay of São Brás , along the east coast of Africa [

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Sao Gabriel

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Sao Rafael

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Caravel Berrio

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