Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Complete the Following Table. - History and Civics

Answer in Brief

Complete the following table.

Sailor  Contribution 
____________ Reached to the tip of South Africa.
Christopher Columbus

___________

___________

____________ Reached the West coast of India at Calicut port.
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Solution

Sailor  Contribution 
Bartolomeu Dias Reached to the tip of South Africa.
Christopher Columbus

Reached America

Vasco Da Gama Reached the West coast of India at Calicut port.

• In 1488, Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450-1500) became the first European mariner to round the southern tip of Africa, opening the way for a sea route from Europe to Asia.

• October 12, 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus officially set foot in Americas. He led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

• Vasco Da Gama arrived in Kappadu near Kozhikode (Calicut), in Malabar Coast (present-day the Kerala state of India), on 20 May 1498.

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Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.02 Europe and India
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