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By: Jasmine Khosla & Malcolm Straker Da Gama was born in 1469 in Sines, Portugal and died on December 25, 1524 He was a Portuguese sea captain and explorer.

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2 By: Jasmine Khosla & Malcolm Straker

3 Da Gama was born in 1469 in Sines, Portugal and died on December 25, 1524 He was a Portuguese sea captain and explorer As a young man learned the science of astronomy and navigation He joined the navy in 1492

4 On July 8, 1497, he led a fleet of four ships; Berrio, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, and a supply ship A total crew of 170 men representing Portugal He sailed south along the west coast of Africa and rounded the Cape of Good Hope on November 22 On May 20, 1498, da Gama reached Kozhikode (also known as Calicut), India

5 To find a sea route to Asia by travelling south down the west coast of Africa and to round the Cape of Good Hope and sail up into India.

6 When da Gama arrived at Kozhikode the Indian ruler felt insulted because he thought the gifts he brought him were of little value On da Gama’s way back from Kozhikode in 1498 many sailors died do to disease only 55 out of 170 men survived

7 Da Gama returned in 1502 to establish and expand trade there He sailed from Lisbon with a fleet of fifteen ships Da Gama killed many innocent Muslims and Indians in revenge for violence against Portuguese sailors Portugal soon became 0ne of the most important trading and naval powers in the Indian Ocean

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10 Da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal. Da Gama was the first to find a sea route to India by sailing south down the east coast of Africa, and rounding the Cape of Good Hope. Da Gama was the second to round the Cape of good Hope. On da Gama’s way back from Kozhikode in 1498 many sailors died do to disease only 53 out of 170 men survived. TrueFalse TrueFalse True False False

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