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Nov. 28, 1520: After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America, Portuguese navigator #FerdinandMagellan entered the Pacific Ocean with 3 ships,1st European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America, Portuguese navigator entered the Pacific Ocean with 3 European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

16 December 1497, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the first European to sail the Indian Ocean.  Depicted below is a rather fanciful imagination (1880) by Ernesto Casanova of Vasco da Gama’s ships at sea with the antique gods watching from above, an illustration of the Portuguese national epic “Os Lusíadas” by Luís de Camões, written in honour of the great sailor, explorer, pirate and colonialist.   #history   #europeanhistory   #ageofexploration   #ageofsail

16 December Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the…

GREAT BRITAIN - CIRCA a stamp printed in the Great Britain shows Sailing ship, anniversary of discovery of America, circa 1992

Vasco da Gama, portuguese explorer, the first person to sail directly from Europe to India

Portugal Vasco da Gama, portuguese explorer, the first person to sail directly from Europe to India

Vasco Da Gama, Portuguese Explorer

Vasco Da Gama, Portuguese Explorer

Portuguese navy training sail ship NRP Sagres

The NRP Sagres is a tall ship and school ship of the Portuguese Navy since It is the third ship with this name in the Portuguese Navy, so she is also known as Sagres III.

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