"‘filled with admiration for Vasco da Gama’"


Vaco de Gama
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Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and Commander of the first ships to sail from Europe to India in 1497. Returning many times to India, da Gama helped to establish a Portuguese colony with its headquarters in Goa, and was eventually named Governor of Portuguese India before his death in 1524.