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Da Gama Biography


He then rounded the Cape of Good Hope and ventured into the Indian Ocean.


  • Da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India opened the way for an age of global imperialism and enabled the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire in Asia.

  • Traveling the ocean route allowed the Portuguese to avoid sailing across the highly disputed Mediterranean and traversing the dangerous Arabian Peninsula.

  • Da Gama sailed south, taking advantage of the prevailing winds off the western coast of Africa, and swung out into the Atlantic before veering back in an arc to meet the South African coast.

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Тихомир Леселидзе

Тихомир Леселидзе

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