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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Bartolomeu Dias (1487-1488) and Vasco da Gama (1497-1498) blazed the route south around Africa to the Indian Ocean.
It is known that when Bartolomeu Dias returned from his voyage in 1488 large ships were already being built, during King Joao II's reign.