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Di·as(dē′əs, -əsh), Bartolomeu 1450?-1500.
Portuguese navigator who was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope. Because of storms he did not actually sight it until the return leg of his voyage (May 1488).
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Dias(ˈdiːəs; Portuguese ˈdiəʃ) or
(Biography) Bartholomeu (ˌbərtuluˈmeu). ?1450–1500, Portuguese navigator who discovered the sea route from Europe to the East via the Cape of Good Hope (1488)
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Di•as(ˈdi əs, -əʃ)
Bartholomeu, c1450–1500, Portuguese navigator: discovered Cape of Good Hope.
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|Noun||1.||Dias - 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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