Who discovered the trade route to India?

Which country first found trade route to India?

The Portuguese nobleman Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East.

When did Vasco da Gama discovered sea route India?

On May 20, 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama stepped foot in India. After two years he set sail from Lisbon, da Gama arrived on the Western sea coast of India at Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala. He became the first European explorer that reached India via sea.

Who Killed Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama immediately invoked his high viceregent powers to impose a new order in Portuguese India, replacing all the old officials with his own appointments. But Gama contracted malaria not long after arriving, and died in the city of Cochin on Christmas Eve in 1524, three months after his arrival.

Who sponsored Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama’s first voyage was paid for and outfitted by the royal Portuguese treasury under King Manuel I. The Portuguese royal family’s practice of funding voyages of exploration had been well-established earlier in the 15th century by Prince Henry the Navigator.

Who discovered a new sea route and when?

Vasco Da Gama discovered the sea route to India in the year 1498. On 20th May, 1498, two years after he set his sail from Lisbon, Portugal, Vasco da Gama arrived on the Western sea coast of India at Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala.

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What route did Vasco da Gama take?

Vasco da Gama (c.

Setting off in July 1497, da Gama’s expedition took advantage of the prevailing winds by sailing south down the coast of Africa, then veering far out into the Atlantic and swinging back in an arc to arrive off the southern African coast. This established a route still followed by sailing vessels.

Who helped Vasco da Gama find India?

Vasco da Gama reportedly took Kanji Malam onboard at Malindi in East Africa, and since Kanji Malam had excellent knowledge of the sea route to India, he could guide Vasco da Gama to Calicut, also known as ‘Kozhikode’ in the present day.