To Zhoan II the main business of the life was not fated most to finish, to open a sea way to India. But his successor Manuel I at once after accession to the throne began expedition preparation. The king data on Columbus's opening adjusted.
The era of great geographical discoveries is counted by right from the researches undertaken by the Portuguese seafarers. In the paper I told about opening of a sea way to India, about the problems connected with it. Also I told about travel of Vasco da Gama who opened this way, about its defeat and departure from India.