Explorer Vasco Da Gama

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BBC - History - Vasco da Gama (c.1460 - 1524) __ Yuo will find a biographical sketch. - illustrated - From BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/gama_vasco_da.shtml 

European Voyages of Exploration: Asia:Vasco da Gama __ You will find a Vasco da Gama web tutorial with animated maps - illustrated - From University of Calgary - http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html 

Prominent People - da Gama, Vasco __ You will find a biographical sketch. - From prominentpeople.co.za - http://www.prominentpeople.co.za/people/35.php

Vasco da Gama __ A look at Vasco de Gama for the younger student. - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/dagama.html

Vasco da Gama __ A biographic sketch with links to related materials. - from infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0820107.html   


Vasco da Gama ___Encyclopedic entry with information about da Gama's life and explorations. - Text only - From the Catholic Encyclopedia - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06374a.htm 

Vasco da Gama __ "Commissioned by King Manuel I of Portugal to find Christian lands in the East (the King, like many Europeans, was under the impression that India was the legendary Christian Kingdom of Prester John), and to gain Portuguese access to the commercial markets of the Orient, da Gama extended the sea route exploration of his predecessor Bartolomeu Dias, who had first rounded Africa's Cape of Good Hope in 1488,..."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama

Vasco da Gama __ A gallery of click-to-enlarge pictures of Vasco da Gama as well as images of his voyages and maps. - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama

Vasco da Gama __ "Visit this site dedicated to providing information about Vasco da Gama.Fast and accurate details and facts about the history of Vasco da Gama."  A lot of information in an outline form. - From elizabethan-era.org.uk - http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/vasco-da-gama.htm  

Vasco da Gama: Explorer ___An overview of da Gama's exploration, geared to younger students, with an accompanying map and a printable map activity. - Illustrated - From Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/dagama.shtml 


Vasco da Gama: Round Africa to India, 1497-1498 CE ___Read da Gama's own account of his visit to India and his meeting with the king. (He writes in the third person.) - Text only - From Paul Halsall - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1497degama.html 

Vasco da Gama Seeks Sea-Route to India (1497)___"Vasco da Gama was a grim, cynical man, notoriously merciless, an expert at torturing prisoners." From this history you'll see that da Gama was not particularly smart when it came to planning and public relations. - Text only - By Richard Sheppard - http://www.oldnewspublishing.com/dagamma.htm 


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