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Bartholomeu Diaz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bartholomeu 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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Usage

In literature:

Diaz, Bartholomeu, 143, 170.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
He accordingly sent one Bartholomeu Diaz on an expedition with this end in view.
"The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines" by Hezekiah Butterworth
This reign was signalized by Bartholomeu Diaz's discovery of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
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