Bartolomeu Dias and the Opening of the Indian Ocean Trade Route to India, 1487-88
The Portuguese Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450-1500) lies at a crossroad in the history of exploration. For more tha...
Portuguese Mariner and Navigator
Bartolomeu Dias was the first mariner to round Africa's Cape of Good Hope, opening up a coveted sea route to the West Indies for Po...
Born c. 1450, Portugal Died 1500, Off the Cape of Good Hope, Africa
Bartolomeu Dias’s pioneering voyage around the southern tip of Africa, which came to be called the Cape of G...
Bartholomeu Dias definitely lived up to that image. He
was a very interesting and adventurous person. Courageous too, since he was the first
European to see the stormy Cape of Good Hope at the sou...