The Voyage of Vasco De Gama to India in 1497 by sailing around the coast of Africa.
Prince Henry the Navigator created newer and better ways to sail, including the carval, a ship used specifically for sailing. There was a high demand of spices to to the Turks cutting off supply to Europe, leading Vasco de Gama to go on his first voyage. But, King Manuel asked Paulo, Vasco's brother, to find a route to India instead. Vasco got jealous and a fight broke out. Vasco won, leading him to sail. Due to Portugal already exploring the west coast of Africa, Vasco decided to go down the coast of Africa to reach India.
Vasco de Gama found spices and jewels leading him to wealth. Portugal also became rich from his discovery. Although he gained money, he lost many of his crew to scurvy, a deadly disease caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. After many voyages, Gama was named Governor of India and remained in power until his death.