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Pêro Dias (15th century) was a Portuguese explorer of the African coast. He accompanied his brother Bartolomeu Dias on his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488, having commanded the supply-ship. His voyage's original goal, however was only to reach the cape of good hope as opposed to round it; however, when his ship was caught in a storm, they were blown around the cape to the east side of Africa. Feeling they had already gone far enough, they turned around and returned to Europe. On the way, he discovered Madagascar.


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