[Answer] What was one difference between Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias?

Answer: Dias accidentally reached the tip of Africa while this was da Gama’s purpose.
What was one difference between Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias?

1497–1499: The Portuguese Vasco da Gama accompanied by Nicolau Coelho and Bartolomeu Dias is the first European to reach India by an all-sea route from Europe. 1500–1501: After discovering Brazil Pedro Álvares Cabral with the half of an original fleet of 13 ships and 1 500 men accomplished the second Portuguese trip to India.

Bartolomeu Dias -class: Multi purpose frigate NRP Bartolomeu Dias (F333) NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) 1994 Displacement: 3320 t. Length: 122.5 m. Speed: 29 kn. Range: 5 000 NM. Complement: 176. Vasco da Gama -class: Multi purpose frigate NRP Vasco da Gama (F330) NRP Álvares Cabral (F331) NRP Corte-Real (F332) 1991-1992 Displacement: 3200 t …

In 1488 Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope and in 1498 Vasco da Gama reached India. In 1500 either by an accidental landfall or by the crown’s secret design Pedro Álvares Cabral discovered Brazil on the South American coast.

Bartholomeu Dias arrived in 1488 after journeying south along the west coast of Africa. The next recorded European sighting of the Cape was by Vasco da Gama in 1497 while he was searching for a route that would lead directly from Europe to Asia. Table Mountain was given its name in 1503 by António de Saldanha a Portuguese admiral and explorer.

The Cape Route from Europe to the Indian Ocean via the Cape of Good Hope was pioneered by the Portuguese explorer navigator Vasco da Gama in 1498 resulting in new maritime routes for trade. This trade which drove the world economy from the end of the Middle Ages well into the Renaissan…

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