How did the Europeans come to India?

How did European arrive in India?

Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.

When did Europe enter India?

Only a few years later, near the end of the 15th century, Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama became the first European to re-establish direct trade links with India since Roman times by being the first to arrive by circumnavigating Africa (c. 1497–1499).

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EIC in India 1612–1757
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Why did Europeans wanted to come to India?

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Europeans wanted to find sea routes to the Far East. Columbus wanted to find a new route to India, China, Japan and the Spice Islands. If he could reach these lands, he would be able to bring back rich cargoes of silks and spices.

Why did the European traders come to India?

When European trading companies discovered India, they found goods in India that they could buy at cheaper rates and sell them in Europe at an enormous rate. India is a producer of fine qualities of silk and cotton and silk and cotton have a huge market in Europe.

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Who were the Europeans come to India?

Those were: Portuguese, Dutch (Holland, now the Netherlands), British, Danish (Denmark), French. Complete answer: The 1st person to achieve India circumnavigating the Cape of excellent Hope was Portuguese navigator VASCO-DA-GAMA.

Who among the European traders came to India first?

Portuguese were the first Europeans to start trade with India. After the fall of Ottoman Empire and capture of Constantinople in 1453 it became difficult for Europeans to trade with India via land route.