Vasco Da Gama

Portuguese Explorer

Born 1460 died from illness 1524

First person to sail directly from Europe to India and directed to sail a fleet of portugees ships and returned with a hero's welcome in 1502

Soon established a trade route linking Europe Indian

Citing- History.com- http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/vasco-da-gamaAnd Biography.com- http://www.biography.com/people/vasco-da-gama-9305736

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