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Bartolomeu Dias

1450 - 1500

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Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450 – 29 May 1500) was a Portuguese mariner and explorer. In 1488, he became the first European navigator to round the southern tip of Africa and to demonstrate that the most effective southward route for ships lays in the open ocean, well to the west of the African coast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartolomeu Dias has received more than 1,490,783 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia. Bartolomeu Dias is the 6th most popular explorer, the 3rd most popular biography from Portugal and the 3rd most popular Portuguese Explorer.

Bartolomeu Dias is most famous for being the first person to sail around the southern tip of Africa.

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Among explorers, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 6 out of 405Before him are Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, and Amerigo Vespucci. After him are Roald Amundsen, Ibn Battuta, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Zheng He, and Francis Drake.

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

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Bartolomeu Dias ranks 3 out of 555Before 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), António Guterres (1949), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), and Pope Damasus I (305).

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), Diogo Dias (1450), Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), and Tristão da Cunha (1460).