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  Vasco Da Gama - MSN Encarta
Vasco da Gama (1469?-1524), Portuguese explorer and navigator, who was the first person to reach India from Europe by a sea route.
Da Gama was born in Sines, in southwestern Portugal.
Da Gama navigated about 40,000 km (25,000 mi) on his expedition and demonstrated that the Indian Ocean was not the landlocked sea Europeans had thought it to be since the time of the ancient Greeks.
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  Vasco da Gama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Da Gama's voyage was successful in establishing a sea route from Europe to India that would permit trade with the Far East, without the use of the costly and unsafe Silk Road caravan routes, of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Da Gama continued north, landing at the friendlier port of Malindi, whose leaders were in conflict with those of Mombassa; and there the expedition first noted evidence of Hindu traders.
Paulo da Gama died in the Azores on the homeward voyage, but on Vasco da Gama's return to Portugal in September 1499, he was richly rewarded as the man who had brought to fruition a plan that had taken eighty years.
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 Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vasco da Gama (after the famous Portuguese explorer of the same name) is a Brazilian sports club from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 21, 1898 (although the football department started on November 5, 1915).
Vasco's distinctive role in the extinction of the odious racial discrimination that scourged Brazilian football in its beginnings is a reason for the fans to be proud of, and deserves special mention.
Vasco da Gama's first football kit, created in 1916, was completely fl, and was easily identified because of the presence of a white tie and a belt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clube_de_Regatas_Vasco_da_Gama   (991 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama - Uncyclopedia
Vasco da Gama was a Texanian explorer, one of the founding people in the Bronze Age, and the first to sail from the United States of Armenia to Neverland.
Da Gama was born as a noble, his father William Jefferson da Gama was also associated with the prince, the owner of Enron.
Vasco’s profession started after his father was selected to lead a voyage to expand their sea routes to Asia, and to beat the Muslims, who already began control on trade with Neverland and other East countries.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Vasco_da_Gama   (837 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama - Simple English Wikipedia
Vasco da Gama (1469?-December 24, 1524) was a Portuguese sailor.
With Christmas coming, da Gama's crew gave the coast they were passing the name Natal (meaning "Christmas" in Portuguese), a name it keeps today.
There, at Malindi, da Gama was able to employ a pilot from India, who brought the Portuguese the rest of the way to Calicut (the exact Malayalam name is Kozhikode) on the southwest coast of India on May 20, 1498.
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 Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal in 1469.
Da Gama was not able to establish his trading station or negotiate a trading agreement, because the Zamorin (samudrin raja, the Hindu King) did not want to alienate the local merchants.
Da Gama was enraged, and on August 29, 1498, da Gama and his crew departed with all of their possessions and five hostages.
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 Vasco Da Gama
Da Gama learned that they traded with Arab merchants and that four Arab vessels laden with gold, jewels, silver, and spices were then in port; he was also told that Prester John, the long-sought Christian ruler, lived in the interior but held many coastal cities.
Da Gama, in the "São Gabriel," continued to Terceira Island in the Azores, whence he is said to have dispatched his flagship to Lisbon.
Da Gama himself commanded 10 ships, which were in turn supported by two flotillas of five ships each, each flotilla being under the command of one of his relations.
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 Gama, Vasco da - MSN Encarta
Da Gama reached Kozhikode (Calicut) on the Malabar Coast of India on May 20, 1498.
To follow up the discoveries of da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral was immediately dispatched to India, and he established a Portuguese trading post in Calicut.
By pioneering the Portuguese sea route to India, da Gama established Lisbon as the centre of the European spice trade, and laid the foundation for the Portuguese Empire which controlled trade with the ports of eastern Africa, south-west India, and Indonesia.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567498/Gama_Vasco_da.html   (609 words)

  
 GoaCentral.Com-Dom Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama's father Estevão da Gama was the chosen one to lead the expedition, but his unexpected death led King John II nominating Vasco da Gama to lead the expedition.
Vasco da Gama was not commissioned to conquer new lands but rather to seek out Christian kingdoms in the East and to secure for Portugal access to the greater markets of Asia.
Tomb of Vasco da Gama at the Monastery of the Jeronimos, Portugal.
goacentral.com /Goahistory/VascodaGama.htm   (1219 words)

  
 Gama, Vasco da
Da Gama learned that they traded with Arab merchants and that four Arab vessels laden with gold, jewels, silver, and spices were then in port; he was also told that Prester John, the long-sought Christian ruler, lived in the interior but held many coastal cities.
Da Gama, in the "S‹o Gabriel," continued to Terceira Island in the Azores, whence he is said to have dispatched his flagship to Lisbon.
Da Gama himself commanded 10 ships, which were in turn supported by two flotillas of five ships each, each flotilla being under the command of one of his relations.
partners.nytimes.com /library/magazine/millennium/m3/tierney-dagama.html   (1861 words)

  
 European Voyages of Exploration: Asia:Vasco da Gama
Early in the summer of 1497, Vasco da Gama (1469-1524) was granted an audience with King Manuel at Montemóro-o-Novo where the captain took an oath of fealty to the Portuguese Crown and was presented with a silken banner displaying the Cross of the Order of Christ.
Da Gama was not commissioned to conquer new lands, but rather to seek out Christian kingdoms in the East and to secure for Portugal access to the great markets of Asia.
Because da Gama was familiar with the wind patterns of the Atlantic, he worked his ships on a south by south-east course before making a wide sweep westwards to reach the currents and winds he would need to round the Cape of Good Hope - or so he thought.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html   (900 words)

  
 Gama, Vasco da - Biography
Vasco da Gama's birth in 1469 in Sines, Portugal is one of the few things we know about his life before the voyage to India.
Da Gama and his remaining crew arrived back in Portugal in September, 1499 to be hailed as heroes.
Vasco da Gama returned twice more to India: once to avenge Portuguese merchants who were killed by Muslim traders in 1502 and another time to become the viceroy of India in 1524.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2gamavasco.htm   (1552 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama
Da Gama’s father was a member of the royal household of Prince Dom Frenoyo, and young Vasco grew up in the town of Lisbon.
On one of da Gama’s voyages, so many sailors died that they had to burn one of their ships because there were not enough sailors to handle it.
Vasco da Gama was 64 and living at his house in Portugal with his wife, Cateriana de Ataide, and his 6 sons, when in 1524 King John III named him Viceroy to India.
www.asij.ac.jp /elementary/gr5web/c5r/explorer_reports/gwen.htm   (1492 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vasco da Gama was a very famous Portuguese navigator, who took many maritime actions for his country.
Vasco was born in Sines, Alemtejo in 1469.
Da Gama was described as a man of medium hieght, good mood, liked a challage, and was very strong.
www.wadsworth.k12.oh.us /central/Explorers/daGama.htm   (632 words)

  
 European Explorers: John Cabot
The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama led an expedition at the end of the 15th century that opened the sea route to India by way of the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.
Da Gama was the first person to have traveled via the sea route directly from Europe to India.
Dom Vasco da Gama was born circa 1469 at Sines and died on Christmas eve in Cochin, India, in 1524, being Viceroy of India.
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 Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama was born in 1460 to a wealthy Portuguese family in Sines, Portugal.
Da Gama believed it was possible and left Lisbon, Portugal on July 8, 1497 with four ships full of criminals and set sail on the Atlantic.
Da Gama left India in August of 1498, after he was told to pay a heavy tax and to leave the goods he traded for.
www.mrnussbaum.com /dagama.htm   (456 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vasco da Gama was born in a small seaport near Portugal.
Da Gama had finally found a sea route to Asia, introducing the new way for explorers in the future.
Even though da Gama was living in retirement with his wife and six sons, he agreed to do what the king had asked.
www.esd.k12.ca.us /Matsumoto/TM30/history/Explorers/dagama.html   (436 words)

  
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Vasco da Gama was born in Sines Alementejo, Portugal around 1469 and died in 1524.
VASCO DA GAMA was a portuguese 15th century navigator, anxious to find new places and new people.
Vasco da Gama is born, presumably in Sines, the second son of Estevão da Gama, a nobleman.
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 Dredging News Online - Vasco da Gama about to start work
With the hopper empty, and her twin 1,400mm diameter suction pipes inclined at an angle of 60 degrees, the Vasco da Gama is capable of dredging material at a depth of 125m, although, as currently configured, she is not yet equipped to do so.
Vasco da Gama's twin 1,400mm diameter suction pipes are also equipped with world's largest submerged dredge pumps (5,500 kW), enabling the enormous hopper of to be loaded with 33,000m3 of dredged material in a record time of just one hour.
The Vasco da Gama has a total installed power of 37,060kW, of which 16,000 kW is directed to the pump ashore system, enabling her to pump material ashore over a huge distance - more than 10km - without the need for booster stations.
www.sandandgravel.com /news/vessels/vessels_15.htm   (1533 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama World History of India, Vasco da Gama, He was born about 1460 at Sines, in southwest Portugal, where his ...
The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama led an expedition at the end of the 15th century that opened the sea route to India by way of the Cape of Good Hope.
Vasco da Gama was placed in command of the expedition and carried letters to the legendary PRESTER JOHN and to the ruler of Calicut, on India's Malabar coast.
Da Gama's mission was a success, and the fleet returned to Lisbon in October 1503.
www.4to40.com /earth/history/index.asp?article=earth_history_vascodagama   (690 words)

  
 Vasco DA GAMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
King Manual, as a thank you for Da Gama's success and importance of his trips, gave Da Gama the Lordship of the towns of Sines and Villa Nova de Mil Fontes and the title of Commander-in-Chief of all fleets that would sail to India.
Da Gama was also given the title of Earl of Vidigueira.
One of Da Gama’s ships, the Sao Rafael, is abandoned and burned because there are not enough men left to sail her.
www.dalbsoutss.qld.edu.au /World_Explorers/da_gama.htm   (657 words)

  
 Vasco da Gama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vasco (VAHSH koo) da Gama (duh GAH muh) (1469?-1524), was a Portuguese sea captain and explorer.
Da Gama became a naval officer in 1492 and commanded ships along the coast of Portugal.
Da Gama's father had been chosen to lead the expedition, but he died before the plans were completed.
www.worldbook.com /wc/features/explorers/html/newworld_gama.html   (519 words)

  
 Vasco da gama Map, Vasco da gama city map
Also popularly known as Vasco, Vasco da Gama is located on the narrow western tip of the Marmagoa (also known as Mormugao) peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Zuari River.
The primary town of Vasco is ordered in a straight line by parallel roads which are interconnected by lanes.
The first of its kind in Asia was inaugurated at Dabolim, Vasco in 1998 and opened for public from the 19th October 1998.
www.mapsofindia.com /maps/goa/vasco-da-gama.htm   (754 words)

  
 Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vasco's distinctive role in the extinction of the odious racial discrimination that scourged Brazilian soccer in its beginnings is a reason for the fans to be proud of, and deserves special mention.
Vasco's most recent state title was the Rio de Janeiro championship of 2003 - the twentieth-second time since their first participation in 1923.
Vasco's dynasty of goal scorers, always a terror for opponents' defenders, established several records of Brazilian football.
www.netvasco.com.br /mauroprais/vasco/index_en.html   (488 words)

  
 Fredrick Noronha: Vasco da Gama 500th anniversary
In the process, Vasco da Gama's 1998 quincentennial is taking on shades of the Columbus controversy which engulfed North and South America in 1992.
Vasco da Gama, who today is known as part of the generation of great discoverers along with Magellan, Cabral and Columbus, was one thing in real life and quite another in the myth that survives.
While it is not hard to understand why the memory of Vasco da Gama evokes strong emotions in Goa (as in pockets of Portuguese-influenced Asia, including Kerala and Sri Lanka), the debate has got bogged down in clichés, sloganeering and polarisation.
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 Rediff On The NeT: 500 years after Vasco da Gama arrived in India, a controversy erupts over commemoration of the event
Goa, the longest-held Portuguese territory, was conquered by Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1510, not by Vasco da Gama.
Gama was interested in making money, in building his career as a noble, and in acting out the orders of the Crown to a rather limited extent.
Vasco da Gama made a discovery and if the Portuguese want to celebrate, they are free to do it.
www.rediff.com /news/jun/09gama.htm   (2004 words)

  
 Vasco Da Gama Race History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However her crew persevered on and continued to race using the foresail to complete the race exemplifying the spirit of committment and determination that is characteristic of those who sail in the Vasco da Gama.
Fellowship among the yachtsmen is a important component of the Vasco da Gama and contributes to the spirit of the race.
In the 1978 Vasco da Gama, known as the Culumburg Vasco da Gama because the race was sponsored by Culumberg Lite, a similar incident occurred aboard the RCOD Granger.
www.2004vascodagama.com /history.html   (7505 words)

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