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Paulo da Gama

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Olivença
Death: circa June 1499 (26-42)
Angra do Heroísmo
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Son of Estevão da Gama, alcaide-mór de Sines and Isabel Sodré
Brother of Vasco da Gama, 2º vice-rei da Índia; D. Diogo da Gama, D. Prior; João Sodré; Aires da Gama; Teresa da Gama and 2 others

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About Paulo da Gama

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. Paulo da Gama is buried in the monastery of São Francisco in the city of Angra.

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Paulo da Gama's Timeline

June 1499
Age 34
Angra do Heroísmo