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Vasco da Gama

Discovering the Sea Route to India

Series: Great Explorers of the World

By Tony Napoli

After traveling thousands of miles through wild storms and uncharted seas, with few supplies remaining, Vasco da Gama reached his destination—the coast of India. In 1498, he became the first European explorer to connect Europe and Asia by sea. Throughout his lifetime, da Gama would travel to India three times, developing trade posts, strengthening military power, and expanding the Portuguese Empire. Although he was known for his ruthless behavior, his important achievements made him a national hero and one of the great explorers in world history.

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