Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão explored the African coast south to present-day Namibia, and Bartolomeu Dias found the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. Vasco da Gama headed an expedition which led to the Portuguese discovery of the sea route to India in 1498, and a series of expeditions known as the Carreira da Índia.
What three explorers established the route around the Cape of Good Hope to India in this period?
What three explorers who established the route around the Cape of Good Hope to India were? Prince Henry, Dias, and da Gama.
Why is Cape of Good Hope so called?
The Cape was originally named the Cape of Storms in the 1480s by the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias. … It was later renamed to Good Hope to attract more people to the Cape Sea Route that passed the southern coast of Africa.
Do the two oceans meet at Cape Point?
Others say the oceans’ inhabitants have ruled in Cape Town’s favor. “The animals’ vote is that the two oceans meet at Cape Point,” said George Branch, a professor emeritus at the University of Cape Town and author of a guide to southern African marine life.
What route did Dias take?
1450-1500) became the first European mariner to round the southern tip of Africa, opening the way for a sea route from Europe to Asia. Dias’ ships rounded the perilous Cape of Good Hope and then sailed around Africa’s southernmost point, Cabo das Agulhas, to enter the waters of the Indian Ocean.