Bartholomeu Dias

Famous Explorer

Introduction

The name of my explorer is Bartholomeu Dias. His biggest accomplishment is that he was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa.
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Early Life

Bartholomeu Dias was born in 1450 in Algarve, Kingdom of Portugal. He was married and had two kids.

Reasons for exploration

Bartholomeu Dias explored for King John II. He was searching for new spices.

Discoveries

He explored near the Cape Of Good Hope in 1487-1488. The transportation he used was a boat. He found spices when he was there.

Legacy

He died in May 29 1500 near the Cape Of Good Hope. He changed the world by being the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa.
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Bartholomeu Dias was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa.

Thursday, Dec. 15th 1487 at 9pm

Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town