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    Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450 - May 29, 1500) accompanies Diogo de Azambuja on an expedition to the Gold Coast.


    October 10, 1486

    Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450 - May 29, 1500) is appointed by King John II of Portugal as the head of an expedition which is to endeavor to sail around the southern end of Africa in hopes of finding a trade route leading to Asia. The chief purpose of the expedition is to find the country of the legendary Christian African king known as Prester John.


    August 1487

    Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450 - May 29, 1500) leaves Lisbon with a fleet consisting of three ships, two armed caravels of fifty tons each and one supply-ship. He is accompanied by PÍro de Alenquer -- who wrote a description of Vasco da Gama's first voyage, Jo„o Infante, Ńlvaro Martins, and Jo„o Grego. The supply-ship was commanded by Bartolomeu's brother, PÍro Dias. There were also two African men and four women on board who were to be set ashore at suitable spots to explain to the natives the purpose of the expedition.


    Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450 - May 29, 1500) rounds Africa's Cape of Good Hope.


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