Diogo Dias

Diogo Dias

Diogo Dias, also known as Diogo Gomes, was a 15th century Portuguese explorer. He was the brother of Bartolomeu Dias and discovered some of the Cape Verde islands together with António Noli. Accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil, being one of the captains of the fleet. On August 10, 1500, his ship, separated by weather, discovered an island they named after St Lawrence after the saint on whose feast day they had first sighted the island later known as Madagascar. He then returned to Portugal.

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