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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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Of course, there is no doubt that some well-known captains were navigators, meaning that they were technically able, as in the case of Gil Eanes, Diogo Gomes and Bartolomeu Dias, and that others were known of as pilots.
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.
Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias becomes the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sailing around Africa.
After correcting his mistake, he was punished by ostracism (although he might have lived to learn that Bartolomeu Dias would finally round the Cape in 1488).
1487: Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias sails around the southern tip of Africa and into the Indian Ocean.