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Bartholemeu Dias or Diaz

discovered africa sea

Dias or Diaz, Bartholemeu (d. 1500), Portuguese navigator and explorer who, in 1488, discovered the sea route around Africa past the Cape of Good Hope to India. He explored much of the west coast of Africa. In 1500 he took part in Pedro Cabral's expedition, which discovered Brazil. He died at sea.

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