Which famous explorer resorted to piracy during his expeditions?

Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Vitus Bering
Abel Tasman
During his trip to India da Gama met hostility in the Arab-controlled territories of East Africa. Eventually the expedition resorted to piracy, looting unarmed Arab merchant ships. During the second expedition, Gama's fleet set about capturing any Arab vessel he came across in Indian waters, most notoriously the Miri, a pilgrim ship from Mecca, whose passengers (including women and children) he had locked and buried to death - despite their offers to pay ransom and begs for mercy.
Luca Biaggi
0
Correct this question
5
Very interesting!
reach: rather globalexplorershistorynavigatorssailors

Answers by country

Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Vitus Bering
Abel Tasman
answers
flagGreece
0%
68%
21%
10%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
59%
10%
20%
144
flagCanada
6%
56%
6%
31%
16
flagGermany
9%
53%
13%
23%
176
flagAustria
7%
52%
7%
32%
40
flagFrance
0%
50%
0%
50%
12
flagUkraine
8%
48%
15%
26%
133
flagthe United States
18%
45%
22%
11%
136
flagUnknown
12%
43%
12%
31%
16
flagBelarus
0%
42%
28%
28%
14
flagAustralia
40%
40%
10%
10%
30
flagKazakhstan
20%
40%
13%
26%
15
flagRussia
13%
39%
9%
36%
84
flagPoland
3%
38%
23%
34%
12566
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
35%
10%
35%
20
flagIndia
35%
33%
14%
16%
54
flagSwitzerland
16%
33%
16%
27%
18
flagArmenia
10%
30%
10%
50%
10
flagItaly
25%
8%
16%
50%
12