Jan 1, 1460
BirthdayVasco Da Gama was born around 1460. The exact date is unknown.
Jan 1, 1474
Went to the NavyIn 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 OfficerHe became a Naval Officer for his home country of Portugal in 1492.
Jan 1, 1497
Reached Mozambique1497 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 SailVasco 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 landDa 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 ViceroyBecause 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 VanquishedHe died on Christmas Eve in 1524.
Period:Jan 1, 1460toMar 13, 1524