Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope which allowed Vasco Da Gama to be the first to sail to India using this route, arriving in May 1498.
He was a Portuguese explorer who discovered the "Cape Of Good Hope". But he originally named it the "Cape Of Storms", but it was renamed by John ll of Portugal. Dias never got through the "Cape Of Good Hope" though.
The Cape Of Good Hope was at first called The Cape Of Storms by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz who found it, but sadly the king of Portugal wanted more traders to come to Africa so he renamed it The Cape Of Good Hope. sadly, though, most of the people (if not all) who came died to do the storms.
Cape of Storms
The first sailors to discover Cape of Good Hope came from Portugal.
Cape of Good Hope is in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. Its first name was "Cape of Storms" by Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer.
He created the first water route from the cape of good hope to portugal.
Bartolomeu Diaz is the first European known to have rounded the Cape of Good Hope.
The First Fleet stopped at the Cape of Good Hope on 13 October 1787. They were there for around a month and departed on 12 November.
The Cape of Good Hope
Cape Town was the last stop for the First Fleet.
The Cape of Good Hope was first rounded by Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who named it "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas)