Vasco da Gama

1460 - 1524

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (UK: , US: ; European Portuguese: [ˈvaʃku ðɐ ˈɣɐ̃mɐ]; c. 1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India (1497–1499) was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasco da Gama has received more than 5,542,519 page views. His biography is available in 146 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular explorer.

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  • 4.16

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Among explorers, Vasco da Gama ranks 4 out of 367Before him are Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, and Ferdinand Magellan. After him are Roald Amundsen, Amerigo Vespucci, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, and Francis Drake.

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Among people born in 1460, Vasco da Gama ranks 1After him are Juan Ponce de León, Johann Tetzel, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Bartholomew Columbus, Tristão da Cunha, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Lorenzo Costa, Juan de la Cosa, Tilman Riemenschneider, Judah Leon Abravanel, and Andrea Solari. Among people deceased in 1524, Vasco da Gama ranks 1After him are Ismail I, Claude of France, Salaì, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Giulia Farnese, Joachim Patinir, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Marko Marulić, Andrea Solari, Hans Holbein the Elder, and Tang Yin.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Vasco da Gama ranks 2 out of 370Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480). After him are Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Anthony of Padua (1195), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), and Afonso I of Portugal (1109).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Vasco da Gama ranks 2Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480). After him are Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Diogo Cão (1440), Diego Columbus (1479), Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), Tristão da Cunha (1460), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), and Diogo Dias (1450).

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