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When did Vasco da Gama discover the sea route from Europe to India ?
1. 1524
2. 1498
3. 1519
4. 1460

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 1498

The correct answer is 1498.

  • Vasco de Gama was best known for being the first to sail from Europe to India by rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope.
  • Over the course of two voyages, beginning in 1497 and 1502, da Gama landed and traded in locales along the coast of southern Africa before reaching India on May 20, 1498. 
  • Vasco De Gama reached Calicut with the help of Gujrati trader Abdul Manied and received by Hindu Ruler Zamorin.

  • Portuguese King Henry gave the title of 'Chief of Trade' to Vasco De Gama.
  • In 1502, Vasco de gama came second time to India.
  • In 1503, the First factory of Portuguese established in 'Cochin'.
  • The first viceroy of Portuguese was Fransisco De Almida who introduced the 'Blue Water Policy'. 

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