Vasco da Gama

Name ID 129

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editors East Africa
Extract Date: 1498

first Europeans to reach East Africa by sea

Portuguese sailors under the command of Vasco da Gama become the first Europeans to reach East Africa by sea, stopping at Mombasa and Malindi

Extract ID: 188

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Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xvii
Extract Date: 1502, July 14

Vasco da Gama pays a second visit to Kilwa

In command of 10 ships, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama pays a second visit to Kilwa and, on behalf of Portugal, imposes liability to tribute.

Extract ID: 1185
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