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When was Bartholomew Diaz born and died?
|Born||1450 Kingdom of Portugal|
|Died||29 May 1500 (aged approximately 50) South Atlantic Ocean, near the Cape of Good Hope|
|Other names||Bartholomew Diaz|
When did Bartholomew Diaz died?
29 May 1500
Bartolomeu Dias/Date of death
Who is Bartholomew Diaz?
In 1488, Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450-1500) became the first European mariner to round the southern tip of Africa, opening the way for a sea route from Europe to Asia.
Where was Bartolomeu Dias born?
Faro District, Portugal
Bartolomeu Dias/Place of birth
What bad things did Bartolomeu Dias do?
A terrible storm blew Dias’ three ships out to sea and his crew did not spot land for 13 days. The food supply on the expedition began to run low and the crew convinced Dias to return to Portugal before reaching their destination of India. On the return trip Dias’ fleet saw the tip of Africa.
Why do you think Dias’s sailors were afraid and made him turn back?
Dias’s ships continued going north around the coast until the Keiskamma River mouth. Dias was eventually forced to turn back by his crew because they were tired and scared of the unknown. Their food supplies were also running out.
What country in Africa is the Cape of Good Hope located in today?
The Cape of Good Hope is at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula approximately 50 km (31 mi) south of Cape Town, South Africa.
Who was the first European to reach India by sea?
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama – the first European to reach India by sea.
Why did Dias not reach India?
In May of 1500, the fleet’s ships met a terrible storm at the place Dias had called the ‘Cape of Storms’ (that the king renamed the Cape of Good Hope). Bartolomeu Dias’ ship sunk in the storm. Bartolomeu Dias died off the Cape of Good Hope when his ship went down. He never did reach his destination of India.
What did Dias discover?
Bartolomeu Dias, also called Bartholomew Diaz, was a Portuguese navigator whose discovery in 1488 of the Cape of Good Hope showed Europeans there was a feasible route to India around the storm-driven southern tip of Africa.
Who found the New World?
Explorer Christopher Columbus
Explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) is known for his 1492 ‘discovery’ of the New World of the Americas on board his ship Santa Maria.
What did the Khoikhoi have that the Portuguese wanted?
The Khoikhoi people at the Cape traded sheep, cattle, ivory, ostrich feathers and shells for beads, metal objects, tobacco and alcohol. Unlike the Portuguese, the Dutch did not trade guns as they did not want the Khoikhoi to use the guns against them.