Paulo da Gama (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu dɐ ˈɡɐmɐ];
ca. 1465 in Olivença,
Kingdom of Portugal
Kingdom of Portugal – June or July 1499 at
Angra do Heroísmo, Kingdom of Portugal) was a Portuguese explorer,
son of Estêvão da Gama and 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
stayed with him until his death, before he returned to
Paulo da Gama is buried in the monastery of São
Francisco in the city of Angra.
^ Álvaro Velho (1898). A journal of the first voyage of Vasco da
Gama, 1497-1499. Hakluyt Society, 1898. p. 94.
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