Dinis Dias


Dinis Dias

Dinis Dias was a 15th century Portuguese explorer.

In 1445, as Dias was beginning to enter old age and made the decision to take up exploring because "he was unwilling to let himself grow soft in the well being of repose", left Portugal and sailed down the West African coast, setting a new record by reaching a point about 800 kilometres south of Cap Blanc. This, the most westerly part of the African continent, he named Cap-Vert (Dias named it Cabo Verde, "verde" being Portuguese for "green", a reference to the lush vegetation in the area). Note that Dias did not discover the Cape Verde Islands, but rather the actual cape.

The success of this expedition was probably because Dias concentrated on exploration, rather than taking slaves, a pursuit most Portuguese mariners in Africa at the time focused on.[citation needed] Whereas some expeditions would return to Portugal with dozens of slaves, Dias only took four captives.[citation needed]

Later that year, Dias sailed with the explorer known as Lançarote in a large scale slaving expedition to Arguim.

See also

References

  • Castlereagh, Duncan. Encyclopedia of Discovery and Exploration - The Great Age of Exploration. Aldus Books London, 1971.



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