an early explorer.
Bartolomeu Dias He was the first one to go around the cape of good hope.
He was at the court of joao II, king of Portugal.
Reason for Exploration
He was sent to find a way to the Indian Ocean.
In 1487 he discovered the of good hope and came back with a good amount of gold and silver.
He died at sea during a storm in 1500. He will be remembered as the one who went around the coast of Africa.