Notes: Vasco Da Gama came to India three times. He died in the city of Cochin on Christmas Eve in 1524, three months after his arrival. As per royal instructions, Vasco Da Gama succeeded Henrique de Menezes as governor of India.
Who helped Vasco da Gama find India?
MANDVI: When Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered Europe-to-India sea route in 1497, he had a Gujarati by his side to show him the way.
Which Portuguese explorer was the first?
1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.
|Vasco da Gama|
|Born||1460 or 1469 Sines, Alentejo, Kingdom of Portugal|
|Died||24 December 1524 (aged approximately 55–65) Cochin, Portuguese India|
Who found Kerala?
By the beginning of the 14th century, Ravi Varma Kulashekhara of the Venad kingdom established a short-lived supremacy over southern India. After his death, Kerala became a conglomeration of warring chieftaincies, among which the most important were Calicut (now Kozhikode) in the north and Venad in the south.