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Bartolomeu Dias

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1488
1450
Bartolomeu Dias
Bartolomeu Dias was born
Bartolomeu Dias was born in the year of 1450 in Portugal. (No one knows the exact date.)

Little is known about Bartolomeu Dias' early life/childhood. What we do know is that he went to Blue Valley High School and his father was part of the Portuguese Court.
Bartolomeu Dias expedition around Africa
Bartolomeu Dias led the first European expedition to round the southernmost tip of Africa in January,1488. The Cape of Good Hope was known to be one of the most stormy and dangerous places for a boat to pass through. The Cape of Good Hope would later be named by the Portuguese. (Possibly even Dias himself.)

Bartolomeu intended to follow the sea route all the way to India. But, Dias only got as far as the Great Fish River in South Africa before his crew insisted on turning back home. (Food supply was dwindling.)
Bartolomeu Dias discovered Brazil
Bartolomeu was on an expedition to India with Alvares Cabral when they found Brazil. (A fellow Portuguese explorer.)

The expedition wound up going southwest in order to avoid the calms of the Gulf of Guinea. It went so far southwest, that on April 21,1500 Bartolomeu and Alvares discovered what is now considered Brazil.
Bartolomeu Dias' family
There was a very long line of Dias'. Not much is known about them...

Bartolomeu Dias had a wife and two kids. No one knows who he was married to nor when and where the marriage took place. Both of Dias' children were males. There names were Simao Dias and Antonio Dias. Simao died unmarried and childless. Antonio became a knight of the Lord of Christ. He married Joana Fernandez, and had two known children. One was a son, Paulo Dias, who had no children. The other child was a daughter, Guiomar Dias who became the second wife of Dom Rodrigo de Castro. The couple had two children, Dona Paula de Novais and Dona Violante de Castro. Neither of the navigator's great granddaughters married or had children.
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Synopsis:
Bartolomeu Dias was a navigator and explorer. His nationality was Portuguese. Dias was born in the year of 1450 in Algarve. He died May 29,1500 at sea.
Algarve:
Algarve, Bartolomeu Dias' birth place, is in the country Portugal. To be more specific, the southernmost region of mainlands Portugal. Algarve happens to be the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe (Portugal is in Europe) in modern times.
Full Name:
Bartolomeu Dias de Novas

Ways to Spell Name:
Bartholomeu Dias, Bartolomeu, Diaz, Bartholomew Diaz
Interesting Facts:
John Cabot was inspired by Bartolomeu Dias (Italian navigator and explorer)
Vasco de Gama worked with Bartolomeu Dias (another Portuguese explorer)
Bartolomeu Dais dies
Bartolomeu Dias unfortunately passed away on May 29,1500

Bartolomeu died in a tragedy. Dias was on an expedition with Vasco de Gama (another Portuguese explorer) to Brazil. The two explorers made it there, but upon return, a storm struck near the cape of Good Hope. Four ships were wrecked, including Dias'.
By: Carly Bassett
Questions/Answers/Details:
1) Where did this person grow up/live?
1) Bartolomeu Dias was born in the year of 1450 in Portugal.
1) Little is known about Bartolomeu Dias' childhood. What we do know is that he went to Blue Valley High School and his father was a part of the Portuguese Court.

2) What did this person do for a living?
2) Bartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer/navigator.
2) Bartolomeu Dias led the first European expedition to round the southernmost tip of Africa in January, 1488. this would later be named the cape of Good Hope by the Portuguese (possibly even Dias himself). Bartolomeu actually intended to follow the sea route all the way to India. But, Dias only got as far as the Great Fish River in South Africa before the crew insisted on returning back home (the food supply was dwindling).

3) How did the historical context (time period) this person lived through impact their life?
3) During the 15th century, the only transportation was on the water. Therefore, finding new routes to trade/travel on was a necessity.
3) Bartolomeu Dias opened the sea route to Asia via the Atlantic and Indian oceans, The time period he lived in effectectd this because if he had not lived in this time, he might not have had to do do that. (It might have already been discovered.)

4) In what ways was their life remarkable (amazing, important, noteworthy, extraordinary, ect.) ?
4) Bartolomeu Dias discovered Brazil.
4) He is considered to the greatest of the Portuguese pioneers who explored the Atlantic [ocean] during the 15th century. Bartolomeu was on an expedition to India with Alvares Cabral when the expedition went southwest in order to avoid the calms pf the Gulf of Guinea. It went so far southwest, that on April 21, 1500 they discovered Brazil

5) In what ways was their life admirable (positive, commendable, praiseworthy, etc) ?
5) Bartolomeu Dias changed the world
5) Bartolomeu Dias found and opened the sea route to Asia. This was very helpful because now trade was available from Portugal to Asia. This helped boost the economy.

6) What human qualities (character traits) were most influential in in shaping the way this person lived?
6) Bartolomeu Dias was a follower.
6) Bartolomeu Dias was planning on going all the wy to India on his expedition to the Cape of Good Hope. But, his crew members wanted to go home, so he he turned around and started to head home. This shaped him into a follower.

7) Which quality/trait or event proved most troubling or difficult for the person? What were the major obstacles this person had to overcome? How did they?
7) Bartolomeu Dias had to make a possibly life threatening dicision on his expidition to the Cape of Good Hope.

8) Which quality/trait or event was most beneficial for the person? What caused their success?
8) Bartolomeu Dias was very loyal to his crew.
8) when Bartolomeu Dias was on his expedition to India, his decision to listen to his crew and return home was very beneficial.

9) Did this person make any major mistakes or bad decisions?
9) In my research, i did not find anything that showed Bartolomeu Dias made a major mistake.
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10) What are the two or three most important lessons you or any other young person might learned from the way this person lived?
10) People might learn to be loyal and to go with your gut.
10)Be loyal-Bartolomeu Dias was loyal to his crew when they told him they thought they should turn aroumd and go home. [Cape of Good Hope]

Go with your gut-Bartolomeu Dias went with his gut on a risky decision to turn a little bit south on his expedition to the Cape of Good Hope to get away from a storm. It worked!
Bartolomeu Dias' studies:
Navigating/exploring and sailing
Several languages
Physics
Geometry
Mathematics
Astronomy
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