Díaz

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Diaz

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1. (Biography) a variant spelling of Dias
2. (Biography) Cameron. born 1972, US film actress; films include The Mask (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), and Gangs of New York (2003)
3. (Biography) (José de la Cruz) Porfirio (pɔrˈfirjo). 1830– 1915, Mexican general and statesman; president of Mexico (1877–80; 1884–1911)

Dí•az

(ˈdi ɑs)

n.
(José de la Cruz) Porfirio, 1830–1915, president of Mexico 1877–80, 1884–1911.
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Noun1.Diaz - 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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Sous les regnes de Jean le Second et de Dom Manuel auront lieu ensuite les grandes avancees : Diogo Cao remontant en 1482 le fleuve Congo, Bartolomeu Dias entrant dans l'Ocean Indien apres avoir contourne l'Afrique, Vasco de Gama puis Albuquerque mettant la main sur les territoires producteurs d'epices en Asie .
1400s Portuguese explorers, looking for a route to India, establish trading posts in western Africa, going progressively farther until Bartolomeu Dias sails around the Cape of Good Hope in 1488.
Bartolomeu Dias (1487-1488) and Vasco da Gama (1497-1498) blazed the route south around Africa to the Indian Ocean.
Como senala Buarque de Holanda (10), la flota de Cabral, con trece velas, aproximadamente 1500 soldados y marineros ilustres como Bartolomeu Dias y Nicolau Coelho, era "la mas aparatosa entre todas las que habian dejado el reino hasta entonces en la demanda de parajes tan lejanos".