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Vasco (Gama) da Gama (1460 - 1524)

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Viscount Vasco da Gama formerly Gama
Born in Sines, Alentejo, Kingdom of Portugalmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Kochi, Portuguese Indiamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jun 2018
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Vasco da Gama was born about 1460. Vasco was an explorer, and the first European to reach India by way of sea.

Vasco da Gama[1] was born in the 1460’s. He was Viceroy of India[2] from September, 1524, until his death. Vasco died on December 24, 1524.


  1. Wikipedia - Vasco da Gama
  2. Jayne, K.G., Vasco da Gama and His Successors 1460-1580 (Methuen & Co.Ltd. 36 Essex Street W.C. London) (Free-book) p. xix
  • Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama (NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997), np.

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On 20 Jun 2018 at 02:34 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Gama-16 and De Gama-2 appear to represent the same person because: de Gama is correct LNAB.

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