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The first European to reach India by sea in 1498 was Dom Vasco da Gama. This discovery paved the way for a Portuguese colonial empire in Asia.

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E first European country to reach India was?

In 1498,portugual was the first European country which reached to India.


Name the Portuguese explorer who sailed all the way around Africa to India in 1498?

Bartolomeu Dias. Portuguese explorer who in 1488 led the first expedition to sail around the southern tip of Africa from the Atlantic and sight the Indian Ocean. Vasco da Gama was the first to reach India ten years later.


What explorer first rounded the Cape of Good Hope?

Bartolomeu Dias (Bartholomew Diaz) was the first European explorer to round the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. He ventured only a little way up the east coast of Africa before returning to Portugal.Dias originally named the Cape as the "Cape of Storms", but this was later renamed Cape of Good Hope by King John II of Portugal as it represented the possibility of a trade route with the East.Vasco da Gama (Dom Vasco da Gama) was the first European (Portuguese) explorer to round the Cape of Good Hope and find a sea route to India, landing in Calicut in 1498.


Why did the Europeans sail to Asia?

In ancient times, the only commercial links between Europe and Asia were slow, difficult overland routes called the Silk Road, over which silk and spices made their way to European markets. Following the Middle Ages, growing European civilizations sought sea routes to the east (India, China) and eventually found them by going around the horn of Africa, which was perilous because of stormy weather. The Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama first made the journey in 1498, six years after Columbus' westward attempt began Spanish conquests in the Americas.


What year was the era of European exploration?

The era of European exploration is generally accepted to have begun in the mid-15th century and lasted until the early 17th century. During this period, a number of European countries, including Spain, Portugal, France, and England, began to explore and colonize portions of the Americas and the Pacific. Some of the major milestones of this era include: 1492 - Christopher Columbus voyages to the Americas for Spain 1498 - Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope for Portugal 1519 - Hernan Cortes conquers the Aztec Empire for Spain 1520 - Ferdinand Magellan's expedition circumnavigates the globe for Spain 1607 - Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, is foundedSo, the era of European exploration began in the mid-15th century and ended in the early 17th century.

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E first European country to reach India was?

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Who was born in the 1460's in Sines Portugal and sailed to India and Calicut on May 20 1498?

Vasco da Gama was born in 1460 in Sines, Alentejo, Portugal. He was the first European to reach India by sea.


How long was de gama voyage?

Vasco de Gama was the first European to reach India by sea. He left Portugal on July 1497 sailing around Africa and reached India on May 20, 1498.


Who reach India first?

its vasco di gama Vasco de Gama on 20 May 1498


Who were the first European to reach India by the sea route?

=== === Vasco da Gama was the first European explorer to sail directly from Portugal to India reaching Calicut (modern day Kozhikode) on May 20, 1498. Ferdinand Magellan was the European explorer who led the first successful circumnavigation, or to travel completely around, of the earth. Although he was killed in the Philippines during the Battle of Mactan, his fleet continued the journey back to Spain and returned in 1525.


Did vasco da gama reach India?

yes he did in 1498


When did vasco da gama'' reach India?

Vasco da Gama reached India on May 20, 1498, becoming the first to sail there around Africa.


Who was the first European to reach India by sea?

Afanasy Nikitin (from Tver, Russia) was the first European to reach India in 1469. He reached the Bahamani kingdom (about 140 miles south of present day Bombay) and wrote a detailed diary of his travels to and within India titled Хождение за три моря - (Journey across three seas).Vasco De Gama was the first European to reach India by sea. He first approached the Indian coast in May of 1498. He was a Portuguese explorer who eventually died in India in 1524.


Did Vasco Da Gama reach India in 1498?

1 year


Where vaskodigama first entered in India?

1498