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AD 1498: Vasco da Gama in Kappad, Kozhikode

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AD 1498: Vasco da Gama landed in Kappad at Kozhikode on 20 May 1498 and is welcomed by the Zamorin. Gama is the first European to found the marine route to India. He was sent to India by Portuguese king Dom Manuel. The Portuguese period in kerala started.

AD 1502: The second visit of Vasco da Gama to Kerala.

AD 1524: The third visit of Vasco da Gama to Kerala. This time he came to kerala with the title of Portuguese Viceroy. He died in Kochi in the same year on the last day before Christmas.


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