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Dias, Bartolomeu


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    • Dias, Bartholomew
    • Diaz, Bartolomeu
    • Diaz, Bartholomew
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    • found: Mota, A. Teixeira da. Bartolomeu Dias, discoverer of Cape of Good Hope, 1955:t.p. (Bartolomeu Dias)
    • found: LC data base, 7-10-84(hdg.: Dias, Bartolomeu)
    • found: Bartolomeu Dias, no 500o. aniversário da dobragem do cabo da Boa Esperança, 1989?:p. 9 (Bartholomew Dias)
    • found: Exploration and discovery [VR] c1979:teacher's guide (explorer Bartholomew Diaz)
    • found: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1995(Bartolomeu Dias, also spelled Diaz, Portuguese navigator and explorer, led first European expedition around the Cape of Good Hope, 1488; born ca. 1450, died May 29, 1500)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Dias, Bartolomeu; explorer, sailor; born c.1451 in Portugal; sailed around the southern coast of Africa (1488); was a member of the Portuguese royal court; accompanied Diogo de Azambuja on his expedition to the Gold Coast (1481); led the expedition to find a trade route to India (1486), sailed along the West African coast, reached its farthest point at Algoa Bay, erected a large stone cross and claimed the land for Portugal (1488); discovered the Cape of Good Hope, near modern-day Cape Town; his passage around the Cape of Good Hope opened Western Europe to trade with India and Asia; helped build two ships that were used by Vasco da Gama in his circumnavigation of Africa; sailed with da Gama (1497) to the Cape Verde Islands; commanded a ship in an expedition led by Pedro Alvars Cabral (1500); died 29 May 1500 at sea, off the coast of Cape of Good Hope)
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