Bartholomew Dias 1482
  • date of voyage: 1482.
  • why he is famous: he was the first european to reach the tip of africa.
Voyage of Bartolomeu Dias (1487–88)
Voyage of Bartolomeu Dias (1487–88)

  • The expedition sailed south along the West coast of Africa
  • The discovery of the passage around southern Africa was significant because, for the first time, Europeans realized they could trade directly with India and the other parts of Asia, bypassing the overland route through the Middle East, with its expensive middlemen.
Statue of Bartolomeu Dias at the High Commission of South Africa in London.
Statue of Bartolomeu Dias at the High Commission of South Africa in London.
























Christopher Columbus 1492
  • dicovered america in 1492
  • completed four voyages
  • Born in the Repuclic of Genoa
  • Never admitting that he had reached a continent previously unknown to Europeans, rather than the East Indies he had set out for, Columbus called the inhabitants of the lands he visited indios.
Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus
Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus















Abel Tasman
  • was a Dutch man.
  • had one girl.
  • first to explor tasmania.
Fragment of "Portrait of Abel Tasman,
Fragment of "Portrait of Abel Tasman,

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