Famous People of Lisbon

On this page you can read about famous individuals who marked the history of a city, state and world. We have tried to single out those who have contributed to the development of science, art, culture and the general development of society. Here you can find out about these individuals, what they did and how they marked places and people with their creative work.

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and navigator from the 15th century. He was born in Portugal, to father Estevo da Gama who was a nobleman. Before Vasco da Gama, his father was offered to go on an expedition to India, but in the meantime he passed away and thus left it to his son to complete the mission. Almost every corner of Lisbon is dedicated to him, to some of his discoveries and travels.

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