Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India by way of Cape... Wikipedia

  • Born:  1460 or 1469, Sines, Alentejo, Kingdom of Portugal
  • Died:  24 December 1524, (aged approximately 55–65), Cochin, Kingdom of Cochin
  • Cause of death:  Malaria
  • Resting place:  Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Spouse(s):  Catarina de Ataíde
  • Children:  Francisco da Gama, 2nd Count of Vidigueira, Estêvão da Gama, Governor of India, Cristóvão da Gama, Captain of Malacca, Among others
  • Mother:  Isabel Sodré
  • Father:  Estêvão da Gama
  • Occupation:  Explorer, Viceroy of India
  • Monarch:  John III of Portugal
  • Preceded by:  Duarte de Menezes
  • Succeeded by:  Henrique de Menezes
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo