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Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)

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Ce sera le premier objectif obstine des marins portugais, forge sous le regne d'Henri le Navigateur, mais qui n'aboutira que 27 ans apres sa mort, lorsque Bartolomeu Dias passera, en 1487, le Cap de Bonne Esperance.
Continuando los esfuerzos de Diogo Cam, Bartolomeu Dias llega hasta el Cabo de Buena Esperanza (bautizado originalmente como Cabo de las Tormentas) y penetra en el Oceano Indico.
It is known that when Bartolomeu Dias returned from his voyage in 1488 large ships were already being built, during King Joao II's reign.
The first tourists arrived in the l400s and called the coast the sands of hell; the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias landed in Luderitz Bay on Christmas Day l487 and erected a stone cross near its entrance.
Some of the most famous explorers in the world set sale from here, including great navigators such as Bartolomeu Dias, who was first to round the Cape of Good Hope, and Vasco de Gama, the first European to reach India by the sea route round Africa.
Bartolomeu Dias, had already come upon the Cape of Good Hope, the western gateway to the Indian Ocean, in his long coast-hopping voyage down Africa's west coast between 1487 and 1488.
Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias becomes the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sailing around Africa.