bartolomeu dias

Bartolomeu Dias (1451-1500), Portuguese explorer.  King John II of Portugal appointed Dias leader of an expedition to find a trade route to India on account of Dias was a general life bamf (noble, knight, and superintendent of the motherfucking warehouses like a boss).  He passed the Cape of Good Hope and was all prepared the sail to India but had to turn on around because his crew wouldn’t stop bitching.  He is pictured here looking awesome on some Portuguese currency.