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Paulo da Gama (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpaulu dɐ ˈɡɐmɐ]; born at Olivença, around 1465 - died at Angra do Heroísmo, June or July 1499) was a Portuguese explorer, son of Estevão da Gama 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 San Francisco.

References

  1. ^ Alvaro Velho. A journal of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499. Hakluyt Society, 1898. p. 94. http://books.google.com/books?id=xAU7AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA160&lpg=PR3&vq=gabriel&dq=%22S+o+Gabriel%22+da+gama&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html.  

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