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date: 08 May 2021

Dias, Bartolomeu (c. 1451–1500),  

Source:
Dictionary of African Biography
Author(s):
eric j morganeric j morgan

Portuguese ex-plorer, was born around 1451. Details of his early life are unknown, though some scholars believe Dias may have been related to João Dias and Diniz Dias, other prominent Portuguese explorers of the fifteenth century. Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to sail around the southern coast of Africa, which he accomplished in ... ...

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