Bartolomeu Dias

1450 - 1500

Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias (; Portuguese: [baɾtuluˈmew ˈdi.ɐʃ]; Anglicized: Bartholomew Diaz; c. 1450 – 29 May 1500), a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European to do so, setting up the route from Europe to Asia later on. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartolomeu Dias has received more than 1,071,423 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular explorer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among explorers, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 10 out of 367Before him are Vasco da Gama, Roald Amundsen, Amerigo Vespucci, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, and Ibn Battuta. After him are Zheng He, Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, Fridtjof Nansen, Prince Henry the Navigator, and Jacques Cartier.

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Among people born in 1450, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 1After him are Hieronymus Bosch, John Cabot, Josquin des Prez, Luca Signorelli, Martin Schongauer, Gerard David, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Yejong of Joseon, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Veit Stoss, and Pêro da Covilhã. Among people deceased in 1500, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 1After him are Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Diogo Dias, John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Doukas, Bartolomé Bermejo, Gil Eanes, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Fernão do Pó, and Wan Hu.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 3 out of 370Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480) and Vasco da Gama (1460). After him are Anthony of Padua (1195), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), and Afonso I of Portugal (1109).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480) and Vasco da Gama (1460). After him are Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Diogo Cão (1440), Diego Columbus (1479), Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), Tristão da Cunha (1460), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), and Diogo Dias (1450).

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