Paulo da Gama

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Paulo da Gama
Born c. 1465
Olivença, Kingdom of Portugal
Died June or July 1499
Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Kingdom of Portugal
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Paulo da Gama (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu dɐ ˈɡɐmɐ]; born at Olivença, Kingdom of Portugal, ca. 1465 - died at Angra do Heroísmo, Kingdom of Portugal, June or July 1499) was a Portuguese explorer, son of Estêvão da Gama, Isabel Sodré and the older brother of Vasco da Gama.

He was a member of the first voyage from Europe to India, led by his brother, commanding the ship São Rafael, which would be later scuttled in the return trip. Paulo da Gama joined the São Gabriel. His brother brought him to the Terceira Island of the Azores and stayed with him until his death, before he returned to Portugal in September 1499.[1] Paulo da Gama is buried in the monastery of São Francisco in the city of Angra.

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  1. ^ Álvaro Velho. A journal of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499. Hakluyt Society, 1898. p. 94.