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The portuguese nobleman Vasco da game (1460-1524) sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the east.
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Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by an ocean route, as well as connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans.

Vasco da Gama, often shortened to Vasco, is a city in the state of Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.

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