This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

«Portuguese explorer»

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama
(1460-24.12.1524 )
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (born 1460 or 1469) was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. For a short time in 1524 he was the Governor of Portuguese India, under the title of Viceroy.
Portuguese explorer, explorer

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan
(1480-27.04.1521 )
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in Sabrosa, in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" (modern Maluku Islands in Indonesia).
Magellan, Portuguese explorer, explorer
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