Bartholomew Diaz was a Portuguese explorer, famous for discovering the Cape of Good Hope. He did not, at the time, attempt to round the cape and explore the Eastern coast of Africa because he was commissioned only to locate the cape and report his discoveries. Prior to his discovery he had served with other explorers on previous expeditions, and after his discovery, he accompanied Vasco da Gama on his first voyage to the far east, as a navigator. A few years later, he died at sea in a storm off the Cape of Good Hope.
|Birth of Bartholonew Diaz|
|First expedition to the Gold Coast of Africa.|
|Commissioned to lead an expedition to find the southern tip of Africa.|
|Discovers the Cape of Good Hope: lands on the East side of South Africa.|
|Accompanies Vasco de Gama on his first voyage to the East|
|Perishes at sea off the Cape of Good Hope.|
|Early Days in||Our Empire Story by H. E. Marshall|
|Stormy Cape in||The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge|
|Bartholomew Diaz Reaches the Stormy Cape in||A Book of Discovery by M. B. Synge|
Dias in the 'Roaring Forties'
in The Land of the Golden Trade
|Portuguese explorer who voyaged to Calicut, India by sailing around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.|
|King of Portugal who promoted exploration of the Southern Africa.|
|Portuguese explorer who discovered the Congo river and sailed as far south as Angola.|