Diogo Dias

1450 - 1500

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Diogo Dias, also known as Diogo Gomes, was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogo Dias has received more than 75,049 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Diogo Dias is the 61st most popular explorer (up from 90th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Portugal (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

Diogo Dias is most famous for being the first person to circumnavigate the Earth.

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  • 64.32

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among explorers, Diogo Dias ranks 61 out of 498Before him are Hanno the Navigator, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, John Smith, Henry Hudson, and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse. After him are Yaqut al-Hamawi, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Davy Crockett, Nikolay Przhevalsky, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

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Among people born in 1450, Diogo Dias ranks 9Before him are Josquin des Prez, John Cabot, Luca Signorelli, Yejong of Joseon, Kara Ahmed Pasha, and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. After him are Martin Schongauer, Francisco de Almeida, Marko Marulić, Gerard David, Veit Stoss, and Ravidas. Among people deceased in 1500, Diogo Dias ranks 2Before him is Bartolomeu Dias. After him are Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Gil Eanes, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Doukas, Maria of Serbia, Queen of Bosnia, Fernão do Pó, John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, and Bartolomé Bermejo.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Diogo Dias ranks 63 out of 633Before him are Ferdinand I of Portugal (1345), José Manuel Barroso (1956), Aníbal Cavaco Silva (1939), Viriathus (-180), Miguel I of Portugal (1802), and Carmen Miranda (1909). After him are Jorge Jesus (1954), Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1428), Manoel de Oliveira (1908), Jorge Sampaio (1939), John of God (1495), and Maria João Pires (1944).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Diogo Dias ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480), Vasco da Gama (1460), Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), and Diogo Cão (1440). After him are Diego Columbus (1479), Tristão da Cunha (1460), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565), and Francisco Serrão (1500).