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Pêro Dias

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Pêro Dias

Pêro Dias (15th century) was a Portuguese explorer of the African coast. He accompanied his brother Bartolomeu Dias on his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488, having commanded the supply-ship. His voyage's original goal, however was only to reach the Cape of Good Hope as opposed to round it; however, when his ship was caught in a storm, they were blown around the Cape to the east side of Africa. Feeling they had already gone far enough, they returned to Europe.


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