Person    | Male  Born 1451  Died 24/5/1500

Bartolomeu Dias

Categories: Exploring

Countries: Africa, Portugal

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.

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Bartolomeu Dias

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Dias statue

Dias rests his right hand on a cross which tops what appears to be a lighthou...

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John Downing

Role on the lost expedition: Petty officer on SS Erebus. See John Franklin.

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Sir Joseph Hooker

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1 memorial
Thomas McConvey

Thomas McConvey

Role on the lost expedition: Able seaman on SS Erebus. See John Franklin.

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1 memorial
William Wentzall

William Wentzall

Role on the lost expedition: Able seaman on SS Terror. See John Franklin.

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1 memorial
David Sims

David Sims

Role on the lost expedition: Able seaman on SS Terror. See John Franklin.

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1 memorial