Bartolomeu Dias

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A statue of Bartolomeu Dias in Cape Town

Bartolomeu Dias(or Bartholomew Dias, 1499- May 29, 1500) was a Portuguese explorer who was the first European to sail John]] in the east. In 1488 Bartholomew and his sailors sailed along the western coast of Africa. They got caught in a storm and landed at a cape in southern Africa and they could not sail beyond that point. They named it "Cape of Storms" and later returned to Portugal. The king of Portugal considered it as a victory gained by the Portuguese adventurers and named it as "[[Cape of Good

Commanding a ship in Pedro Álvares Cabral's later expedition to Brazil he died at sea in 1500 during a storm. There was a statue made for him later in Cape Town, South Africa.

Bart fell into a pit and qwas later eaten by natives