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Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

Dom Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route, as well as the Atlantic and the Indian oceans entirely and definitively, and in this way, the West and the Orient. This was accomplished on his first voyage to India. Da Gama's discovery was significant and opened the way for an age of global imperialism and for the Portuguese to esta...

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