Vasco Da Gama
Prince Henry the navigator
European colonization of Africa was motivated by economic gain, as well as political and social influence. The main colonial powers in Africa around 1900 were Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
Bartholomew Dias was a Portuguese explorer who sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European known to have done so.
Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa. He was born in Algarve, Portugal and spoke Portuguese.
That was Bartholomew Dias
that you could get to the orient faster by sailing west than by sailing around Africa
They wanted a quick route to the Orient without having to go south and around Africa or South America.
Portugal was the first European nation to send a ship from Europe around Africa to India and then back to Europe
First European nation to send explorers around the west coast of africa? He does that to every question he see's^ But the answer is: The Portuguese.
Vasco-da-gama from Portugal was the first European explorer to reach India by sailing around the tip of Africa.
Vasco De Gama of Portugal was the first European to lead a sailing expedition around the southern tip of Africa, known now as the Cape of Good hope, and sail into the Indian Ocean to ports of call in the Orient.
The European that sailed around the tip of Africa to India was Bartholomew Diaz. Diaz was from Portugal and sailed the route in 1488. The reason for this expedition was to find a trade route to India.