Explorer Timeline

By Cyarish
  • Jan 1, 1460


    Vasco Da Gama was born around 1460. The exact date is unknown.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1460 to Mar 13, 1524

    Explorer Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1474

    Went to the Navy

    In 1474, when he was old enough, Vasco da Gama joined the navy. There he was taught how to navigate.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Became a Naval Officer

    He became a Naval Officer for his home country of Portugal in 1492.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Reached Mozambique

    1497 Vasco da Gama was made famous by becoming the first explorer who made himself famous by directing the first European voyage ever to sail to India
  • Jul 8, 1497

    Set Sail

    Vasco da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, heading east, on July 8, 1497.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Around the Horn!

    Vasco Da Gama made it around the horn of Africa in 1498. He was the second person to do so. The first was Bartolomeu Dias.
  • Aug 29, 1498

    Left a unknown land

    Da Gama left India on August 29, 1498 after almost a year after he started his journey. He left with an adequate amount of food, water and spices.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Portuguese Viceroy

    Because he was the first person to sail directly from Europe to India and also made another voyage he was nominated as Portuguese viceroy in 1524.
  • Dec 24, 1524

    A Great Explorer is Vanquished

    He died on Christmas Eve in 1524.