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Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. Wikipedia
Informal and loosely defined term for the early modern period approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the middle of the 17th century in European history, in which sea-faring European nations explored regions across the globe. The extensive overseas exploration, led by the Portuguese and the Spanish, emerged as a powerful factor in European culture, most notably the European rediscovery of the Americas. Wikipedia
Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes recorded by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, chronicling and mapping the coasts of Africa, Canada, Asia, and Brazil, in what became known as the Age of Discovery. Wikipedia
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- In March 2016 archaeologists working off Al Hallaniyah Island identified a shipwreck believed to be that of the Esmeralda from Vasco da Gama's 1502–1503 fleet.
- The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope during his first voyage in 1497 and became the first European to sail to India.
- Six years later Vasco da Gama reached India under the Portuguese flag, by navigating south around the Cape of Good Hope, thus proving that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans are connected.
- Malindi authorities also welcomed the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1498.
- The voyage of Vasco da Gama around the Cape of Good Hope in 1498 marked the Portuguese entry into trade, politics, and society of the region.
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