Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Third and Final Voyage

I had a reputation as a "solution finder" for the problems that arose in India. Hence, I was sent there once more in 1524. Little did I know that it was to be a treacherous voyage.

My job there was to replace and person as viceroy of the Portuguese possessions.

The end of the memoirs of a great traveller and explorer.

Vasco Da Gama contracted malaria not long after arriving in Goa and died in the city of Cochin on Christmas Eve in 1524.

His body ws first buried at St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi but his remains were returned to Portugal in 1539 and re-interred in Viddigueira in a splendid tomb.